Horton Point Lighthouse Poster

$50.00

This signed print comes 24” x 30”. $50 includes shipping within the United States.

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Horton Point Lighthouse was commissioned in 1790 during George Washington’s Presidency. On August 3, 1854, Congress appropriated $4,000 for the construction of the lighthouse.  Another $3,500 was appropriated on August 18, 1856. On September 25,1857 masons finished work on both the tower and dwelling and on October 5, the Third Order Fresnel lantern was raised into place. All work was completed by October 12, 1857 and the light was first lit on October 15, 1857. The light shines at a height of 110 feet above sea level and could be seen for a distance of 14 nautical miles.

Find out more at http://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/lighthouse