The Travels of Tug 44

Sands Point Lighthouse

The Sands Point Lighthouse was built in 1809, which makes it one of the oldest. It's named not after the beautiful sandy beach, but rather after the Sands Family who originally owned the land. It was not possible to get any closer to this location as the depth was under 3-4 feet and maps indicate submerged breakwaters and pilings.

Deactivated and privately owned since 1894, the Sands Point Lighthouse eventually became part of a former William Randolf Hearst estate. Hearst himself lived in the original Keeper's House and the huge mansion next door was for his guests. Can you say "rosebud"?

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