- The Eastern end of Long Island Sound, about midway between Orient Point, Long Island and Watch Hill, Rhode Island, has always presented a navigational hazard to ships approaching or navigating the sound.
- The name 'the race' comes from the huge volumes of water that pass through this narrow point with the ebb and flow of the tides can and do regularly create currents that reach up to 5 knots.
- Compounding the challenge are rocky ledges amid the small islands located there (Fishers, Little Gull, Great Gull and Plum).
- The most hazardous of the ledges, and where the sound is at its deepest, is Race Rock off the Western end of Fisher's Island.
- The light was built in the 1870s upon a nine-foot high granite foundation called a 'pier', which was then topped with a granite two-story keeper's house and tower. Five tons of riprap surround the base.
- The light was automated in 1978. In the decades since it was first illuminated, light keepers have reported strange ghostly occurrences and it is widely assumed the lighthouse is haunted.
- Race Point Light and its paranormal activities were been the subject of cable television program which documented a series of unexplainable occurrences for viewers.
- Product Specification
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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