Stony Point Lighthouse

Local nameStony Point Lighthouse
LocationStony Point, New York, USA

The Stony Point Light is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. It is located at the Stony Point Battlefield in Stony Point, New York.

The lighthouse was built in 1826 by Thomas Phillips, to warn ships away from the rocks of the Stony Point peninsula. The completion of the Erie Canal the previous year, which linked New York City to America's heartland, increased traffic on the Hudson River dramatically, and the need for navigational aids was paramount.

Its design is an octagonal pyramid, made entirely of stone. In service for nearly 100 years, the lighthouse had a series of keepers, most notably the Rose family. The Rose home is also on the Historic Register.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stony_Point_Light

Address 46 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point 10980, United States

Coordinates 41°14'28.861" N -73°58'18.321" E

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