The 1887 lighthouse has been restored and is operational as a privately maintained navigational aid.
It is the tallest lighthouse in the USA and is constructed only from brick, without any steel reinforcement. The walls are 8 feet thick at the base.
The museum around the base of the light is well worth a visit. One can climb the circular satircase to the tp for magnificent views.Howard and Jayne [ Rynegiest ] 03-Apr-2009