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Original Fire Island Lighthouse Lens is Back

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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).

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lilens29,0,7391991.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines

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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 ...
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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.
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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).

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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
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