Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island's Welcoming Beacon by Bill Bleyer

By Bill Bleyer

the 1st hearth Island Lighthouse was once developed in 1826 after a number of shipwrecks alongside the barrier island. A alternative tower inbuilt 1858 integrated techniques in lighthouse layout reminiscent of the Fresnel lens. Vessels anchored offshore, referred to as lightships, augmented the lighthouse for a few years. The Coast safeguard close down the positioning in 1973. throughout the efforts of the hearth Island Lighthouse upkeep Society and the nationwide Park carrier, the gorgeous constitution was once meticulously restored and the tower relit in 1986. besides a variety of fantastic colour pictures depicting the grandeur of the lighthouse, writer invoice Bleyer charts the heritage of lengthy Island’s loved fireplace Island Lighthouse.

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