Meeting Notes October 15th

Plans are underway to "Lift Off" the lantern. Weather permitting, the lantern will be taken by barge to the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. We will restore the lantern during 2014. it will then be replaced atop the lighthouse.

Newly Coated Lantern

The Removal of the lantern was a result of an offer by Chesterfield Associates to send the resources for the job. In October, Dave Allen, the founder of the marine construction company arrived in Sag Harbor on a 75' landing craft with a 50 ton crane on board. The next day we set off from Sag Harbor along with Bob Coco of Bob Coco Construction to the lighthouse. Within two hours the lantern was removed from its perch where it had rested for 145 years.

When it arrived at the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, it was met by a number of reporters and photographers from various East End news organizations. 

The Sag Harbor Yacht yard sent a trailer and tow and it was taken down Bay Street to the Yacht Yard.

Sandpebble Builders Joins The Team

Sandpebble Builders, a prominent Southampton Construction Project Manager ( has agreed to donate their services for the construction phase of the restoration. Sandpebble Builders experience in managing other local historic restoration projects and working with our architect, Lucchesi Engineering P.C., adds another level of professionalism to our efforts to restore the Cedar Island Lighthouse.

Green Light For Lighthouse Project

Michael Wright wrote in

Suffolk County has agreed to let an East Hampton-based preservation group spearhead the renovation of the historic but dilapidated lighthouse at Cedar Point County Park, once the gateway to one of the country’s biggest whaling ports.

Members of the Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society said this week that they have reached an agreement with the county Department of Parks to give the group the licenses necessary to oversee the renovation, which will allow them to begin raising money in earnest for the effort.

Repairs planned for Cedar Island Lighthouse

Joseph Montuori, Suffolk County Parks Commissioner, left, and Michael Leahy, Chairman of the Committee for the Restoration of Cedar Island Lighthouse, stand outside the Cedar Island Lighthouse at Cedar Point Park in East Hampton. The Committee for the Restoration of Cedar Island Lighthouse has been formed recently to help preserve the structure. (Nov. 30, 2010) (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Lighthouse buffs are hoping the third time's a charm for restoration of the abandoned and vandalized Cedar Island Lighthouse.

Meeting Notes October 30th

The William H. Follett Nature History Trail was officially opened today! Suffolk Parks Commissioner John W. Pavacic, representing Suffolk Couty Executive Steve Levy, along with members of the LI Chapter, including Carol House, Chapter President, Brian Keena, Chapter VP, and Michael Leahy, Chapter Board Member and CI Restoration Committee Chairman, representatives from the Nature Conservancy and CI Park staff participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.