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Gardiner's Point LightThe light was constructed on an unstable sand bar. The loss of beach led to the proposal to relocate or rebuild the light, but it was abandoned after a storm. The masonry structure "toppled into the sea" shortly thereafter. The government then tried to establish a fort site, to be named Fort Tyler, on the remaining land, but the sands were too unstable. This fort, which cost $500,000, was to have protected Long Island during the Spanish-American War.