October 22, 2018
Lighthouse Profile: Watch Hill Light
Watch Hill Light
DATE BUILT: 1808
MATERIALS: granite, brick interior
HISTORY: First built as a watchtower to warn local residents of naval and pirate attacks, Watch Hill Light assumed its maritime safety role when the current structure was built in 1808. It warns mariners of the dangerous reef that runs between Fishers Island and Watch Hill.
LIGHT LORE: Forty five shipwrecks were recorded off Watch Hill in the first 27 years after the light was built.