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In 1790, the Horton Point lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington, who had visited the site in 1756 or 1757. The present lighthouse was built in 1857 by William Sinclair who was also the light's first keeper. Restoration began in 1976 and the light was reactivated with a plastic optic in 1999. The photographs above were shot in April 2006. The photos below were shot in May 2007 during the annual Long Island Lighthouse Challenge, for which the tower at Horton Point is open for visitors to climb.











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