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THE ELECTRIC LIGHT AT HELL GATE.

It has at last been decided by the Lighthouse Board' to discontinue the electric light at Hell Gate, Now York Harbor. The opinions about the light vary. Among the companies against it were those sending the big boats to Newport, Fall River, New London, New Haven, Stonington, and other Sound ports. The reasons assigned were that while the pilots could see well inside the circle of electric light, they could not see beyond it ; that beyond it was a wall of b'ackness ; that they emerged from that circle of light with eyes dazzled, blinded, and almost useless; and that hence the light was a hindrance rather than a help. Some eight or ten companies, whose boats ply in the circle of the electric light, almost entirely replied in favor of iss retention. The board has not fixed the date of the discontinuance, but it is to be shut off soon. The bond is still open, however, to reason ; and if it should be shown that the electric light ought to be continued, the board could be convinced.

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THE ELECTRIC LIGHT AT HELL GATE. Grey River Argus, Volume XXXIV, Issue 5809, 2 February 1887

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