Cedar Island Light
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The 40 foot granite lighthouse was decommissioned in 1934 and replaced by an automatic light on a steel skeleton at breakwater. The lighthouse, built in the Italianate style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1961 Mrs Winthrop C. Bradley, the owner of the property, sued her neighbors, after they locked her from accessing a trail to the property. Her property had been reconnected to Long Island, by drifting sand, and, for the the last 18 years, she had accessed her property using a trail that crossed her neighbors property. But, in 1961, they placed locks on the gates to that trail. They told the courts that Tradespeople hired by Mrs Bradley were using the trail too frequently, causing too much damage in an environmentally sensitive area.
The Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a collection (#1055) of souvenir postcards of lighthouses and has digitized 272 of these and made them available online. These include postcards of Cedar Island Light with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
- "CEDAR ISLAND OFFERED FOR SALE BY TREASURY; Gardiner's Bay Lighthouse Tower Is Included in Offer by Morgenthau.". The New York Times (Washington, DC): p. 51. 1936-12-12. https://www.nytimes.com/1936/12/13/archives/cedar-island-offered-for-sale-by-treasury-gardiners-bay-lighthouse.html. Retrieved 2021-08-17. "The Treasury sought a purchaser today for Cedar Island and its 67-year-old nine-room house and lighthouse tower, a half mile off Cedar Point, L.I."
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. Archived from the original on 2007-06-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20070601171611/http://www.nr.nps.gov/.
- Byron Porterfield (1961-06-08). "Woman Who Lives in Lighthouse Sues for the Right to Walk to It". The New York Times: p. 37. https://www.nytimes.com/1961/06/08/archives/woman-who-lives-in-lighthouse-sues-for-the-right-to-walk-to-it.html?searchResultPosition=20. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
- Smithsonian lighthouse postcards Archived July 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.