Fire Island Lighthouse

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Fire Island National Seashore
05/30/2020

Fire Island National Seashore

While some park facilities remain temporarily closed, many outdoor spaces are open and can be visited safely. Fire Island's beautiful seascapes and landscapes are sources of inspiration. The Fire Island Lighthouse in particular, is a sight to see. Shown here in a sequenced watercolor painting of the iconic landmark. The step by step process and supplies used are listed below. Feel free to share your favorite Fire Island view in the comments! #FireIslandNationalSeashore #FireIslandLighthouse https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/fireislandlighthouse.htm

Supplies used:

• One medium sized paint bush with a pointed tip.
• Cup of water
• Paper towel for dabbing or removing color
• Watercolors used: Black, brown, red, yellow and blue.
• Watercolor paper or any mixed media paper

Steps:

Step 1. Lightly sketch out the outline.
Step 2. Add very diluted colors for the first layer. Tip: Be cautious as to where you want the white to show, because you cannot undue a color application after it dries.
Step 3. Continue to add less diluted colors. Always let surface dry before adding another layer to decrease the mixing and smudging of colors.
Step 4. Continue this process until you reach the desired product.

NPS Painting/H. Clausman

Eagle Scout Jack Catapano, Troop 343, dropped by to add his sign to his Boathouse project.  Many thanks to Jack for his ...
05/30/2020

Eagle Scout Jack Catapano, Troop 343, dropped by to add his sign to his Boathouse project. Many thanks to Jack for his hard work to help make improvements to the Boat House. Another volunteer who is helping "to Keep the Light Shining".

And nature moves on at the Lighthouse.  Can you identify this plant?  Thanks to Paul Baiata for the pix.
05/29/2020

And nature moves on at the Lighthouse. Can you identify this plant?
Thanks to Paul Baiata for the pix.

View from Captree Today
05/28/2020

View from Captree Today

This was found at the Keeper's Quarter's door way this morning to remind us that we and #longislandrocks!
05/26/2020

This was found at the Keeper's Quarter's door way this morning to remind us that we and #longislandrocks!

Some time ago!  Always a nice view!
05/26/2020

Some time ago! Always a nice view!

On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen, honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who gave their ...
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen, honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country, and rejoice in our freedom! Photo credit: Pamelia Schwegler

05/24/2020

Memorial Day 2020 Remember our Veterans 🇺🇸

A foggy morning at the Lighthouse by Tom Coll.  Thanks Tom.
05/24/2020

A foggy morning at the Lighthouse by Tom Coll. Thanks Tom.

A walk on the beach some time ago
05/23/2020

A walk on the beach some time ago

Spring is here.  There have been so many beautiful days on Fire Island.  Thanks to Jamie Lynn Ryan for capturing the bea...
05/22/2020

Spring is here. There have been so many beautiful days on Fire Island. Thanks to Jamie Lynn Ryan for capturing the beautiful clouds.

Some fun.  See if you can put together this puzzle of a recent FB post.  You can change the number of pieces if you real...
05/21/2020
A Jigsaw Explorer Jigsaw Puzzle

Some fun. See if you can put together this puzzle of a recent FB post. You can change the number of pieces if you really want a challenge. Click on the code.

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A beautiful sunrise at the Lighthouse this morning.  Thanks, Tom Coll, for rising so early to get this!
05/21/2020

A beautiful sunrise at the Lighthouse this morning. Thanks, Tom Coll, for rising so early to get this!

Some time ago
05/17/2020

Some time ago

Flyover today for our Hero’s 🇺🇸
05/15/2020

Flyover today for our Hero’s 🇺🇸

Happy birthday to Augustin-Jean Fresnel! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustin-Jean_FresnelThanks to Regina for remindi...
05/12/2020
Augustin-Jean Fresnel - Wikipedia

Happy birthday to Augustin-Jean Fresnel! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustin-Jean_Fresnel

Thanks to Regina for reminding us!

Augustin-Jean Fresnel (/ˈfreɪn-, ˈfrɛn.ɛl, -əl/ FRAYN-, FREN-el, -⁠əl or /freɪˈnɛl/ fray-NEL;[1][2] French: [oɡystɛ̃ʒɑ̃ fʁɛnɛl]; 10 May 1788 – 14 July 1827) was a French civil engineer and physicist whose research in optics led to the almost unanimous acceptance of the wave ...

View from Captree today
05/11/2020

View from Captree today

Happy Mother's Day to all the nurturers!  A special best wishes to all the essential workers who are taking care of us t...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the nurturers! A special best wishes to all the essential workers who are taking care of us through this difficult time. Take some time to celebrate!

Thanks to Brooke Kalman for sharing this beautiful picture.
05/09/2020

Thanks to Brooke Kalman for sharing this beautiful picture.

Do you remember when?  This is the Fresnel Lens being re-assembled to get ready for the Grand Opening of the Lens Buildi...
05/07/2020

Do you remember when? This is the Fresnel Lens being re-assembled to get ready for the Grand Opening of the Lens Building on July 22, 2011. Thanks to Lynn Dunlop for the photo.

Memories from December 2019 from Jammie Graves."Attached are two images I took on my visit to the lighthouse right befor...
05/03/2020

Memories from December 2019 from Jammie Graves.
"Attached are two images I took on my visit to the lighthouse right before Christmas 2019. The one at dusk was an actual capture of the light not digitally added."
Thank you, Jammie.

The Lighthouse is beautiful especially after a rain as captured by Tom Coll this morning.  Thanks, Tom.
05/03/2020

The Lighthouse is beautiful especially after a rain as captured by Tom Coll this morning. Thanks, Tom.

Everyone stay safe out there!Thanks for the photo, James Hardy.This says it all.
05/02/2020

Everyone stay safe out there!
Thanks for the photo, James Hardy.
This says it all.

2020WE SHINE FOR YOU, CLASS OF 2020!
05/02/2020

2020

WE SHINE FOR YOU, CLASS OF 2020!

Nighttime at the lighthouse
04/30/2020

Nighttime at the lighthouse

"How beautiful her rays while she waits for the sunrise this morning!"Thank you to Caren Milheron for sharing this with ...
04/28/2020

"How beautiful her rays while she waits for the sunrise this morning!"
Thank you to Caren Milheron for sharing this with us!

It's Arbor Day.  Plant a tree!
04/24/2020

It's Arbor Day. Plant a tree!

Happy Earth Day!  50 years dedicating to make our Earth a beautiful place.  Be sure to google Earth Day Activities to se...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! 50 years dedicating to make our Earth a beautiful place. Be sure to google Earth Day Activities to see what you can do to help our Mother Earth.
Thanks for Ronnie Walker for this photo reminding us of how precious our neck of the world is.
Take care of the Earth and Take care of yourselves. Hope to see you all soon.

04/21/2020
Great Lighthouses of Ireland

And we at the Fire Island Lighthouse also shine for all the heroes helping us all to get through this pandemic.

At 9pm on Saturday 11 April, we'll be shining a light for our frontline healthcare heroes working tirelessly during the Covid-19 crisis.

We invite you to shine yours too.

#ShineYourLight #LonraighdoSholas #COVID19

A big thanks to our volunteer Light Keepers, Dana and Rob, who are continuing to make sure the light is in tip top shape...
04/20/2020

A big thanks to our volunteer Light Keepers, Dana and Rob, who are continuing to make sure the light is in tip top shape. Thanks for "Keeping the Light Shining".
And thanks to VIP Katie for sending in the photos.

A shout out to all our volunteers to let them know we are thinking of them.  These are Saturday gift shop volunteers Dal...
04/18/2020

A shout out to all our volunteers to let them know we are thinking of them. These are Saturday gift shop volunteers Dale and Ann. We miss you and hope we will soon be back!

Burma road today
04/17/2020

Burma road today

One of our newest volunteers sent this message in:  "I’ve been volunteering on Sunday afternoons since January 12th so I...
04/15/2020

One of our newest volunteers sent this message in:
"I’ve been volunteering on Sunday afternoons since January 12th so I’m a new VIP, but the FI Lighthouse and beach have been my “happy place” for years…even on chilly, windy days at the top of the Tower! I miss talking with our visitors – both locals and folks visiting from other countries – and seeing their excitement at viewing the Manhattan skyline or just gazing at the incredible shoreline. I miss the breeze and the waves, but most of all, the welcoming family of volunteers and staff. I’ve loved learning so much in the past 4 months, especially observing engineers maintain the light on a Behind The Scenes Tour. "
And we miss you, too, Katie. Stay well!

Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy Ramadan from all of us at the Fire Island Lighthouse.Thanks to Tom Coll for the w...
04/12/2020

Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy Ramadan from all of us at the Fire Island Lighthouse.
Thanks to Tom Coll for the wonderful sunrise picture.

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1 Burma Road, Fire Island, NY 11702
Fire Island, NY
11702

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Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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