The Removal of the lantern was a result of an offer by Chesterfield Associates to send the resources for the job. In October, Dave Allen, the founder of the marine construction company arrived in Sag Harbor on a 75′ landing craft with a 50 ton crane on board. The next day we set off from Sag Harbor along with Bob Coco of Bob Coco Construction to the lighthouse. Within two hours the lantern was removed from its perch where it had rested for 145 years.
When it arrived at the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, it was met by a number of reporters and photographers from various East End news organizations.
The Sag Harbor Yacht yard sent a trailer and tow and it was taken down Bay Street to the Yacht Yard.