Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fire Island Lighthouse, New York State


The Fire Island Light is an old and respected lighthouse that has been turned into a museum dedicated to the men and women who labored in them and to the rescue teams who manned the boats to bring stranded sailors back to shore. If you are ever near Fire Island, which is one of Long Island's barrier islands, stop and have a look around. The light sits in what is now a nature preserve and has some nice board walks over the sandy ground.

1 comment:

Cheryl Podolsky said...

I always get a bit sad whenever I see a picture of the lighthouse. We owned a house in Saltaire, and in our bedroom at night the pulsing of the light was visible through the glass door that led to our balcony.

We sold the house (which I often regret, whenever I conveniently forget the reality of maintaining a second residence), but I can still see the room glow -- on and off, off and on -- from that light.

Sigh.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau