Friday, August 27, 2010

Photos for Friday- Horton's Point Lighthouse


Horton's Point lighthouse in Southold, NY was commissioned in 1790 by President George Washington and first lit in 1857.  It's a beautiful sight to see from the land, I can only imagine how it looks from the sea.  We came upon the lighthouse too late in the afternoon to visit inside, but I climbed over the chain and walked up to it to take these pictures.  The steep walkway down to the beach was just as breath taking as the lighthouse.

4 comments:

  1. very nice......that's the year George Washington visited LI, 1790. He stayed in the house I painted for Oyster Bay Historical Society in Oyster Bay Cove .......cool

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  2. I loved going there, and wineries nearby! Nice photos!
    Sheryl

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  3. Beautiful, Dora! Lighthouses are loved by so many people. I can see why.

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  4. Thanks for the great comments Regan, Sheryl and Therese. The Mr. goes fishing near this area all the time, but I had no idea there was a lighthouse until we stumbled on the signs for it. Was really great to see.

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