Orient Point

Orient Point, NY

Orient Point Lighthouse

The Orient Point Lighthouse, also known as the Coffee Pot Light, sits just east off Orient Point, New York. This cast iron, brick lined caisson lighthouse marks the Oyster Pound Reef and is 21 feet in diameter at it's base.

It took two years to build the light, and was completed on November 10, 1899. The cost of $30,000 was six times it's original estimate. The lighthouse was manned from 1939 to 1960, with the keeper living in the light. The light was automated in 1954, and flashes a white light every five seconds, which can be seen about 17 miles away. The original 5th order lens was retired in 1988.

Your eyes don't deceive you, the lighthouse lists five degrees out of plumb.