GREAT NECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Stepping Stones Lighthouse Preservation Project
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, and remains a vital aid to navigation to this day. The lighthouse itself is in poor condition, and needs to be repaired. If it decays any further, there is a strong probability that it will be demolished, and a navigational beacon erected in its place. Please help us restore this piece of our history! It has been estimated that the needed repairs will cost in the range of $4 million.
The Lighthouse now has its own website - visit it at www.steppingstoneslight.com
History of the lighthouse:
History at the Coast Guard website:
Newspaper articles about the lighthouse and the Historical Society:
This link has a video after the commercial:
Report of the Town Historian - accurate as of August, 2012
Great Neck Record article about Town, Park District, Historical Society Partnership, August, 2014
Great Neck Record article about our Organizational meeting:
You may be interesting in reading about the National Lighthouse Museum and the activities they sponsor.
Donate To The Preservation Project:
You can make a tax deductible contribution to the Great Neck Historical Society’s Lighthouse Fund by clicking the PayPal link. All funds donated to the Lighthouse Fund will be used exclusively for that purpose. Click here.
Help Us Preserve The Stepping Stones Lighthouse!