In the wee hours of Monday morning, while party-goers are hoping from nightclub to bar, we took Adam back to collage. Due to Irene, the Cross-Sound Ferry was not yet running, so we drove around through the city.
We were fortunate in getting on a returning ferry that evening. This photo was made on that trip.
The Orient Point Lighthouse sits at the end of a reef that stretches one-third the distance between Orient Point and Plum Island in a mile-wide passage called Plum Gut.
Plum Gut is a boaters nightmare. At ebb tide, the currents can exceed five knots (5.6 mph). It's hard to believe that there used to be a keeper out there. You can read more about this place at the lighthouse friends web page.