Thursday, September 1, 2011

Orient Point Lighthouse

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.


Elizabeth Grimes said...

Steve, I read an article that they are giving away lighthouses in the NY/NJ area for free, but you have to promise to maintain it...which would be expensive. I love lighthouses though. We were out by the Montauk Lighthouse this summer. Beautiful photo.

S. Etole said...

It looks pretty isolated out there.

Anonymous said...

i would like to see one of those in the middle of a kansas wheat field with the wind blowing waves of grain.