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Rebuilt Patchogue Jetty Gets New Solar-Powered Lighthouse

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Sunset at the lighthouse at Sandspit Marina in Patchogue.

Patchogue has added a new 22-foot solar-powered lighthouse to its jetty.

The lighthouse is part of a $1 million project to reconstruct the Patchogue Bay jetty after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. 

“You know, you have the Montauk Lighthouse, the Fire Island Lighthouse, and now you have the Patchogue Lighthouse. The smallest of all of them, but it will probably be seen by more,” said Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri.

The jetty is owned by Brookhaven Town. It was rebuilt using $650,000 in state funds. Brookhaven also pitched in $300,000, and Patchogue put in the remaining $100,000 to complete the project.

A fishing pier and a small park will also be added by 2021.