Amagansett Station Site

East Hampton, NY

Also known as Amagansett

The Amagansett Station Site site was established in 1849


This is not an active site. It was active 1849-1922 and 1925-1936 (Listed as inactive 1923-1924 and 1937-1941)


This site was closed (in) 1936


This is the original site location


Designation number: 68

Station closed in 1936 and site transferred to the Navy for use as a radio direction finder station. Site owned by the Town of East Hampton. 1880 station house survives but was moved off in 1902 site and is now a retail store. 1903 station house was sold for a private residence and moved off site. In 2007 the station house was bought by the Town of East Hampton and moved back to its original site. It will be restored as a museum.

Station Site Notes:

Spring 1871 (1872?) repaired and enlarged; 1878 repaired; 1880 new station near completion; 1881 completed early winter 1880/1881; 1901 contracts entered into for new station; 1902 new station completed (USLSS Annual Reports). Station was closed in 1937(?) [1936] and a revocable permit was granted to the Navy to use the station site as a naval radio direction finder station (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1902 station house; 1880 station house (moved to new site in Amagansett) is surviving at this site

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