Group Seeks to Save Stepping Stones Lighthouse
September 10, 2014
The Great Neck (New York) Historical Society is embarking on a fundraising campaign to purchase and restore the Stepping Stones Lighthouse in Long Island Sound.
The lighthouse, a working aid to navigation, is in a serious state of decay, according to the GNHS. There is a hole in the roof, as well as the foundation, which may prompt the Coast Guard to tear down the structure and replace it with an automated beacon. It has been estimated that the needed repairs will cost in the range of $4 million.
Stepping Stones Lighthouse was built in 1876 to warn mariners of a shoal and extensive rocks that extend into Long Island Sound northward from Kings Point. Built in the Victorian Second Empire style, it was modernized in 1944.
Tax deductible donations to save the lighthouse can be made here at the Great Neck Historical Society website.
Historical information about Stepping Stone Lighthouse:
- History from: LighthouseFriends.com
- History from the Coast Guard website.
- History from: LongIslandLighthouses.com