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Commonly referred to as “Bug Light,” the Long Beach Bar Lighthouse is a cornerstone of local maritime history. The original structure was built in 1870 and earned its nickname because it resembled a giant water bug at high tide.
The lighthouse was destroyed by arsonists in the 1960s, but in 1990 it was restored by the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation, which maintains the property in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard.