The light consumed about two quarts of oil an hour, or about seven and a half gallons on the longest nights.
Gay Head Light
On May 15,the Gay Head Light was changed from flashing white to "three whites and one red" to differentiate the light from the area's two other principal lights located at Sankaty Head and Montauk Point. What this and other early island stories about the Gay Head Light fail to document is the quarry source and transport of the heavy brownstone system that sits atop the brick structure to support the lighting room and its extended balcony. Reviewed August 12, via mobile Beautiful regardless of a cloudy day. Reviewed September 4, Cliffs are gorgeous. Reviewed September 9, via mobile Born to be Free.
United States Census Bureau. Lowe Keeper —92who lived at the light prior to Crocker, died after just one year of service. Very beautiful scenery indeed! History shines from this old light house. This area was first settled by English colonists in It was equipped with a whale oil fired first-order Fresnel Lens standing about 12 feet 4m tall; weighing several tons tonnes ; and containing 1, hand-made crystal prisms. Archived from the original on