Bug Light Bell, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Obviously a favorite with the seabirds the Bug Light bell adds a classic touch to the lighthouse's renovation. The original lighthouse was destroyed by arsonists in 1963. Community volunteers funded and constructed the current structure (in the 1980's) as a nearly exact duplicate of the 1876 light. The original bell however was long lost. Stewardship of the light by the East End Seaport Museum is a matter of much local civic pride. Touring the lighthouse is not only a worthwhile fund raiser, it's an experience that any boater would appreciate.