New Patchogue River Jetty and Lighthouse are Ready for the 2019 Summer Boating Season
On April 30, Supervisor Ed Romaine was joined by Town Councilman Neil Foley and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri to make their inspection of the new Patchogue River jetty and lighthouse at the Town’s Sandspit Marina. Reconstruction of the jetty and lighthouse is a joint project funded by New York State ($650,000), the Town ($300,000) and the Village ($100,000).
The jetty project completion was essential to preserve boater access in and out of the bay after dredging of the river was done more than 10 years ago. The new jetty improves the navigation of vessels moving in and out of the river and the lighthouse provides a beacon to guide them safely on the bay.
The new lighthouse was fabricated in the midwest, its flashing beacon marks the jetty’s point and shows coordinates on boaters’ GPS. The lighthouse’s front exterior clearly reads “Patchogue” and emblems for the Village of Patchogue and Brookhaven Town are on each side.
A new fishing pier, which will be accessible to people with disabilities, is to be constructed over the jetty using Town of Brookhaven Community Block Grant funds ($100,000). The fishing pier and its cement walkway and railing will be started after the summer boating season and is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
Pictured left to right in both photos are Councilman Foley, Mayor Pontieri and Supervisor Romaine