the lighthouse was built in the 1800s. its daymark is a black and white stripe with a red top. we walked up all 216 stairs to the top. the lighthouse keepers used to have to carry a thirty pound bucket to the top everyday (maybe twice) to fill the oil. the view from the top was beautiful. we could see the drunken sailboats on one side and the river on the other. the lighthouse keepers house (actually a duplex with a cistern in the basement for each family) was a cool tour with a bunch of information about the coast guard back in the day.