Orient Point "Coffee Pot" Lighthouse

According to East End Lighthouses, the Orient Point Lighthouse, known as the Coffee Pot, was built in 1899 to help mariners through the dangerous currents of Plum Gut. It's cast iron, 21' wide, 64' tall. They had trouble finding keepers wit the annual salary of $600. It was automated in the 1960’s and in 1970 the Coast Guard said it was unsafe to service. But the community rallied to save it. It tilts "about 5 degrees out of plumb."

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Taken on June 25, 2009