1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow
Also known as the Tarrytown Lighthouse or Kingsland Point Lighthouse, the 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow is a must-see attraction for nautical enthusiasts.
Upon its creation, the lighthouse was once a half-mile offshore to warn ships of dangerous shoals that lay on the eastern shore of the Hudson River. Eventually the coastline changed due to landfill from a demolished General Motors factory. Now, the five-story lighthouse is situated on the shore.
The light for the lighthouse was automated in the mid-1950s, but by the 1960s was no longer needed because of navigational lights on the Tappan Zee Bridge (now the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge).
According to visitsleepyhollow.com, the lighthouse’s cast iron tower was installed in 1883. Over the course of its 78 years in operation, 12 light keepers, joined by their families, occupied the navigational structure.
Today, you can visit the structure at Kingsland Point Park. Visiting the park is easily accessible via Amtrak to Croton-Harmon Station. This lighthouse is a gorgeous sight with a beautiful backdrop of the Hudson River and the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Whether you’re visiting during the day or during sunset or sunrise, you’ll be sure to be in awe of this great historic structure.
“Nice, cozy lighthouse! It is very beautiful against the background of the sunset and against the background of the illuminated bridge.“
—Alla G., Google
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