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Light on Fire Island
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History | Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society
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The first lighthouse was removed and its materials were recycled into the present-day lighthouse and terrace, completed in The foundation of the original lighthouse can still be seen just west of the Fresnel Lens Building. The present-day Fire Island Lighthouse was originally a cream color. The Fire Island Lighthouse is open year-round and is worth a visit in every season.
You can take a ferry ride from Bay Shore to Kismet, then walk or take a water taxi to the lighthouse. For decades, the first evidence of land for travelers crossing the vast Atlantic Ocean from Europe was the Fire Island Lighthouse. Completed in near the site of its predecessor, the current Fire Island Light is still a beacon attracting thousands of people each year.
With a focal plane of feet above the level of the sea, can be seen more than 20 miles away. Learn more about the lighthouse's history and how the National Park Service works to protect maritime heritage and lighthouses. The light, still owned by the United States Coast Guard, is now maintained and operated by the Society as a private aid to navigation. Open daily.
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The administration of lighthouses was placed under the jurisdiction of the US Coast Guard in "in the interest of economy and efficiency" Presidential Reorganization Act. The Fire Island Lighthouse was decommissioned as an aid to navigation on December 31, After decommissioning in , the Coast Guard gave the National Park Service a five-year permit to use the entire Lighthouse Tract approximately 82 acres.
In , the tract was declared by law to be within the boundaries of the Fire Island National Seashore. With limited funds, the major function of the Park Service during this time was to prevent further deterioration of the buildings through neglect and vandalism. Between and , private citizens grouped together in an effort to "save the Fire Island Lighthouse.
Public support for restoration of the Lighthouse was great among the Baymen. Successfully raising over 1. The Lighthouse was restored to its condition, which is when electricity was first installed.
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The light is visible for approximately miles. The beacon will continue to remain on all charts as a private aid to navigation. The founding President was Thomas F.