Built in brick to a standardized plan used originally for a stone lighthouse (now demolished) in Cleveland, Ohio, the South East Light is quite striking: the octagonal tower is attached to a large, symmetrical Stick Style dwelling with two units, one for the keeper of the light and one for his first and second assistants. Originally fitted with a first-order Fresnel lens, this was one of the best and is one of the best preserved of the generation of lighthouses erected after the Civil War. Continued erosion of the Mohegan Bluffs, on which it stands, necessitated the building's move several hundred feet inland during the 1990s.
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