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Name: Danskammer Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Newburgh, New York, United States

Location: Newburgh Bay, Hudson River.

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Danskammer Point was a rocky point projecting into the Hudson River. After a steamer ran into the point, the light and fog bell were established. The name comes from a Dutch phrase meaning "devil’s dancehall," after an early Dutch settler saw local Indians doing ceremonial dances there. We'd like to get more information on this light station.

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white (1915).

Description of Tower: c. 1915: Wooden tower with skeletal upper portion, light 49 feet high; c. 1927: Black, square pyramidal skeleton tower with white central column on top of white tank house, light 55 feet high.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1890s?

Date Deactivated: c. 1920s

Fog Signal: Fog bell with striking machinery.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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