Little Hope Island Lighthouse


LITTLE HOPE ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: On middle of island, off Port Mouton
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1865
  • Year Lit: 1865
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving Red (1883)
  • Tower Height: 026ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 040ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1834 - wooden beacon established by this date
  • 1883 - catatropic lens, revolving red (60s)
  • 1908 - replaced by present tower

LITTLE HOPE ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: On centre of island, off Port Mouton
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1948
  • Decommissioned: This light has been decommissioned.
  • Began: 1908
  • Year Lit: 1908
  • Structure Type: Circular concrete tower, with butresses, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 077ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 099ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1908 - replaced original tower of 1865
  • 1922 - 1941 - 2nd order dioptric lens, group flashing white (10s), 15m, 98ft
  • 1937 - acetylene gun fog signal established - 1944 - 1965 - 98ft, 100ft
  • 1944 - 1960 - fog signal discontinued - 1991 - lantern removed
  • 2003 - Damaged by hurricane Juan, September 29.
  • 2003 - Crashed into the ocean after a vicious winter storm, December 7. There are no plans to replace it.

Highlights

  • County: Queens
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 077 ft
  • Height Above Water: 099 ft
  • Latitude: 43~48~30
  • Longitude: 64~47~12
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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