A Light for THE RACE

Feature Image: By Beyond My Ken - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=120094877 It was Thanksgiving Eve and the Steamship Atlantic was heading toward the open waters of the Long Island Sound with her valuable cargo. The trip to the New York port should have been uneventful, with only a few minor " rough" spots.... Continue Reading →

Execution Rocks Light

The Light With a Dark Legend Many of the lighthouses that surround Long Island have interesting legends and histories that come with their existence. Most are associated with terrible shipwrecks and turbulent waters and all have the underlying purpose of providing safe navigation and passage for various types of vessels. Some of the legends that... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Swat This “Bug”!

Long Beach Bar Lighthouse Feature Photo Credit-   https://www.eastendseaport.org/bug-light When visiting Long Island, it should come as no surprise that you are surrounded by lighthouses of varying construction and styles of architecture. You can compare this diversity by the differences found in the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the Orient Point Lighthouse and the Statue of Liberty,... Continue Reading →

Cedar Island Lighthouse

The Little Light That Could Natural disasters, Prohibition, erosion, flawed structural engineering and even decomission hasn't been enough to extinguish the glory of the Cedar Island Lighthouse. Feature Photo Courtesy-Bob Savage http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/bob-savage/art/cedar+island+lighthouse Established in 1839 by the United States Coast Guard, the Cedar Island Light remains a valuable part of Long Island history. The original... Continue Reading →

The Winking Woman

Feature photo credit- Kendra Lombardi A Look at the Fire Island Light In 1826 a light was erected on the barrier island of Long Island. Standing 74 feet high this beacon guided with a a stout posture, the many freighters that trudged along the South Shore. It was a firm octagonal pyramid made of Blue... Continue Reading →

A Broken Beacon

The Shinnecock Bay Lighthouse ...There were tears in the eyes of many old timers who stood watching the old landmark pass away... I was born in 1975, long after this beautiful lighthouse was demolished. Still, that fact didn't stop the melancholy from finding its way in as I did my research. I can imagine how... Continue Reading →

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