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12/15/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse..

JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse..

Long before radar and GPS dominated navigation in Southold Town waters, seven offshore lighthouses warned mariners of the dangers that lay ahead along rocky shores and in treacherous passages.

Once the property of the United States government, the beacons that stretch from Orient Point Lighthouse to Latimer Reef Lighthouse — which is almost as close to Rhode Island as it is to Fishers Island — have nearly all been sold or given to private entities or individuals.

But what does one actually do with a lighthouse? (more…)