Long Tail Point State Wildlife Area
This tower is all that remains of three different Long Tail Point lighthouses. The lighthouse was discontinued in 1859 because of danger from shore erosion. In the 1970s the government gave the tower to an individual with instructions that it be torn down. He found the task too difficult and the old stone tower still stands, minus its lantern, abandoned and decaying.
Tower Height: 65
Description of Tower: Conical stone tower.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1849
Date Present Tower Built: 1849
Date Deactivated: 1859
Fog Signal: Originally fog bell.
Current Use: Abandoned.
Open To Public? no
Accessible by boat only.
Keepers: John P. Dousman (1849-1853); Thomas Atkinson (1853-1859).