Sands Point Lighthouse in North Hempstead NY on Long Island

The lighthouse at Sands Point is a representative example of masonry lighthouse construction from the early 19th century. It is also an example of the many lighthouses that have aided navigation in and around Long Island Sound.

The Sands Point Lighthouse was initially built in 1809 by an American Revolutionary War veteran who stayed on as its first keeper for many years. This picture was taken in 1968.