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For more than 135 years The Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, better known as Bug Light has steered sailors to safety from its location between Orient Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay, welcoming them to the protected waters of Peconic Bay. More importantly, the beacon warns navigators of the hazardous sandbar located along Long Beach Point. The name is derived from the metal framework foundation that created images from the horizon that makes the light look like a large bug, hence the name.
by Tony Salerno

For fishermen, Bug Light scores a home run for some exceptional fishing throughout the spring and summer seasons. The many cuts, drains and channels leading into and around the light make ideal habitat for fluke, porgies and bluefish. The water depth around Bug Light averages 15 feet with a bottom constituted of sand and gravel.