Original Fire Island Lighthouse Lens is Back

A forum to discuss lighthouses Mid-Atlantic Region of the US
(New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware)

Moderator: beachbum1616

Postby vacastle » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:51 pm

For the first time since 1933, the original first order Fresnel lens from the Fire Island Lighthouse has returned to Long Island (21 crates & 900 pieces).


Judy :D
New England Lighthouse Lovers
User avatar
Lighthouse Master
Posts: 3991
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 1:00 am
Location: Maine

Postby Grover1 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:17 pm

21 Crates ... 900 Pieces

9000 pounds ... 16 feet tall

Should be interesting how they finally choose to display it ... The article points to "a generic building." The surrounding area doesnt suggest a structure like what Portsmouth did with the Hog Island lens ...
Believe those who search for the truth ...
Doubt those who find it ...
User avatar
Lighthouse God
Posts: 5999
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:00 am
Location: God's Square Mile

Postby ericlighthouse » Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:45 am

The sturcture for the Hog Island Lens is very nice, especially at night with the lens lit.
President of Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Godfather of Jones Point River Lighthouse, member and EVP of Florida Lighthouse Association and member of other lighthouse groups.
User avatar
Assistant Inspector
Posts: 698
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:00 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Postby MontaukPoint » Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:10 pm

A while ago I heard that they wanted to rebuild the oil shed in its original location and display the lens in it (that was about a year ago).

User avatar
LH.net Administrator
Posts: 263
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:00 am
Location: Burlington, Ontario

Postby alchunb » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:37 am

I have also heard that they are going to rebuild the oil house and put the lens there. Knowing the Portsmouth Hog Island display and about what they paid to build that, I doubt you'll see any other organization attempt to repeat it unless they have a blank checkbook. I'm sure what ever they end up doing will look wonderful, provided they hire the correct experts to professionaly assemble the lens. KF
User avatar
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:00 am
Location: Northern Upper Michigan

Return to Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest