Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island, N.Y.
The Fire Island Light is a visible landmark on the Great South Bay, in southern Suffolk County, New York on the western end of Fire Island, a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island. The Lighthouse is located with in Fire Island National Seashore and just to the east of Robert Moses State Park.The current lighthouse is a 180 foot Stone tower that began operation in 1858 to replace the 74 foot tower originally built in 1826. The United States Coast Guard decommissioned the light in 1974.
The lighthouse can be accessed by a short walk from Robert Moses State Park (Long Island) - Field 5. It is open to the public daily. Tower tours are available for a small fee.
I know all this to be true because we visited the lighthouse on Tuesday May 25th, just a couple of days ago.
I intend to send this postcard and another to names I get from Postcrossing.com
Thanks Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.