Smith Point Station Site

Brookhaven, NY

Also known as Smith's Point (1855-1890); Smith Point (1891-1941)

The Smith Point Station Site site was established in 1855


This is not an active site. It was active 1855-1921 and 1925-1937 (Listed as inactive 1922-1924 and 1937-1941)


This site was closed (in) 1937


This is the original site location


Designation number: 78

Station closed in 1937 and turned over to GSA in 1954. Station buildings and grounds were sold to Suffolk County in 1956 (1960?) for recreational purposes. 1912 station house was intentionally burned. No station buildings survive at this site.

Station Site Notes:

1878 repaired, moved due to coastal erosion; 1886 contracts entered for repairs and enlargements; 1912 station rebuilt to replace decayed and antiquated building. Station listed as inactive 1937-1941 (USLSS Annual Reports). Station was discontinued as an active unit in 1922, but back in an active status in 1925. The station was listed as an inactive station in 1937 and remained so until the eve of World War II. The station garage was washed away during the hurricane of September, 1938. The site was turned over to GSA in 1954 (USCG Historian's Website). Placed in inactive status on June 9, 1937 (Fire Island National Seashore Historic Resource Study).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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