Home History & Landmarks Lighthouses Orient Point's Coffee Pot Light
Orient Point's Coffee Pot LightAlso known as "the coffee pot," the Orient light sits five degrees out of plumb. Light was built on the Oyster Point Reef to help mariners navigate through Plum Gut, which runs between the reef and Plum Island. Light was declared unsafe for servicing personnel and uneconomical to repair in 1970 by the Coast Guard. Public interest in saving the light resulted in its sandblasting and coating with epoxy. After three years of deactivation, the light was put back in service.