Long Beach Light, NY


Long Beach “Bug” Light

Greenport, NY

Original construction was in 1870; she was deactivated in 1945 and bought by the Orient Point Historical Society in 1955.  After a great deal of work by the Society, the Coast Guard declared the light a federal aid to navigation in 1993.

She shows a white flashing light every four seconds and stands 63 feet tall.

Located off the western tip of Orient Beach State Park, this very popular light earned the nickname of “Bug” because sailors thought it resembled a bug from a distance. 

She guides sailors between Orient Point and Gardiner’s Bay, steering them past the dangerous sandbar off Long Beach.

Visitors may arrange to stay overnight at the light by contacting the East End Seaport Museum.

Alfred LaBanca


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