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The original lighthouse was built in 1870 with a screwpile foundation.
The lighthouse consists of a frame octagonal cylindrical tower rising from a 2-story
square frame which functioned as the keeper's quarters. In 1924, the screwpile foundation
was replaced and the structure was mounted on a reinforced concrete caisson. The
lighthouse was destroyed by arson in 1963 and was reconstructed in 1990. Bug Light has a
focal plane at 63 ft.
Long Beach Bar
Lighthouse Viewing Guide
11th Anniversay of the Rebuilding of Long Beach Bar - September 5,
|Long Beach Bar (Bug
Light) Lighthouse is located on the north fork of Long Island at the entrance to
Orient Harbor. The lighthouse is situated on rocks just to the west of Long Beach Point
(adjacent to and visible from Orient
Beach State Park).
The lighthouse is currently active, although the site and tower,
currently managed by the East End Seaport Museum
and Marine Foundation, are closed.
US Coast Guard Photo