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Shinnecock (Great West) Bay Lighthouse - Ponquogue Point

Shinnecock (Great West) Bay Lighthouse was located in Ponquogue, near Hampton Bays of Southhampton Township. The lighthouse was situated at Ponquogue Point on the Shinnecock Bay.

The Shinnecock (Ponquogue Point) Lighthouse was established in 1858. The coastal fogs and frequent storms made land marks and lighthouse identification difficult. The signal characterisitcs of the Shinnecock Light had to be altered to differentiate it from its Montauk Point predecessor and prevent potential wrecks from unwary mariners.

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Former Shinnecock Site Lighthouse Viewing Guide - Maps, Driving Directions & "Lighthousing with Bob & Mary Ann"

US Coast Guard Photo of Former Light Station



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