Historic Building on Fire Island: Fire Island Lighthouse
Built in 1858 on the Green South Bay at the western end of Fire Island, the Fire Island Lighthouse contained a rare first-order Fresnel lens that worked until it was decommissioned in 1974. The lighthouse tower was originally built to be 74 feet tall, but has since been extended to sit 180 feet above the base of the lighthouse.
An interesting bit of history about the Fire Island Lighthouse is that when it was built, it was on the edge of the Fire Island Inlet as it marked the western end of the Island. Since that time, Fire Island has extended itself through accumulating sand, so that the lighthouse now sits almost 5 miles from the western end of the island.
In 1986, the United States Coast Guard returned Fire Island Lighthouse to service as an active aid to navigation. It continues to be used on nautical charts, but is now operated by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
The Fire Island Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plumbwell Services – Staying Current with Your Heating and Plumbing Needs
Fire Island Lighthouse has stood the test of time – still standing and in use after 159 years! Now that’s a level of workmanship that anyone can appreciate.
At Plumbwell Services, we appreciate great workmanship that stands the test of time. With over three decades of providing heating and plumbing services to Fire Island and the greater New York area, we strive to provide great workmanship in all we do. We also stay current as to the latest technology and advancements in both the plumbing and heating industries, so as to provide the best options for our customers.