Also known as the "Kingsland Light" and the "1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow";
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My Tarrytown Lighthouse has a 13" wide x 5" tall (minimum inside dimension), open Caisson base and can be used to hide or cover objects on your lawn like Well Pump heads. The caisson height can also be custom ordered to suit your needs.
The Tarrytown Lighthouse Station was established in 1882 and the Tower was first lit upon completion in 1883. This is the original tower, built from cast iron plates and lined with brick. The lighthouse was prefabricated by the G.W. & F. Smith Iron Company in Boston, Massachusetts and then assembled on site. The lighthouse sits atop a cast iron Caisson that was sunk into the Hudson Rivers' bed and surrounded by a stone pier. Originally, the lighthouse was located about a half mile off the eastern shore opposite Kingsland Point in what is now Sleepy Hollow, NY. Expansion of the now defunct Tarrytown General Motors Automotive plant filled in most of this distance and the lighthouse can now be reached by a short foot bridge from the shore. The U.S. Coast Guard keepers were relieved and the station was automated in either 1957 or 1959 (USCG History has the flashing red light being reduced from 7,000 to 1,500 candlepower upon automation in 1957). The Fourth Order Fresnel lens was removed and the lighthouse deactivated in 1961 having become obsolete after construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The stations' fog bell dated from 1926 remains on the upper gallery deck as well as the large smokestack installed when the station's heat was converted from a small stove on the first floor to a basement furnace.
The Tarrytown Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and has become an attraction in the Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. Both the park and lighthouse are owned by Westchester County but are managed by the Village of Sleepy Hollow Department of Recreation.
December 1995 Issue, Tarrytown Lighthouse by Timothy Harrison. After allocating funds in 1847 for a lighthouse at Tellers Point, just north of the Village of Sing Sing (now Ossining), the lighthouse was later built near Tarrytown and first lit October 1st, 1882. Of the many keepers stationed at the Tarrytown Light, Coast Guard Keeper Richard Moreland was the only one who actually lived there with his family in the mid 1950's. To learn more about family life in a lighthouse a half mile from shore, please go to the Lighthouse Digest Magazine Archives for the full article. Lighthouse Digest magazine not only keeps the history of our lighthouses alive both in print and on line, but it is the best single source to keep current on all aspects of lighthouse preservation, news and events
The Tarrytown Lighthouse can be viewed easily from the Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow.
Directions: From Route US9 in Sleepy Hollow, travel north to the traffic signal at Pierson and Bellwood Avenues (both on your left - west) just north of the Phillipsburg Manor Historic Site. Turn left onto Pierson Av (westbound, one-way). Bear right onto Bellwood Avenue to the third left onto Palmer Avenue. Continue to the end of Palmer Av and take the overpass over the Metro North Railroad Tracks. Bear left into the park. The Lighthouse is located off shore at the southern end of the park. Group tours may be arranged through the Village of Sleepy Hollow Parks & Recreation and they also maintain a summer schedule of public openings. Contact the Recreation Commission at 1 (914) 631-2450 for info.
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