The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built 1826, and during its construction, rumor has it that the builder had to stay in a shack, where his young daughters died from the harsh conditions. Distraught, the man hanged himself in the tower. Since that lighthouse was deemed too short, another was built 1857. Although the ruins of the old lighthouse are nearby, the spirit of the suicidal builder is believed to haunt the new lighthouse. Witnesses have described the weighty doors opening and closing by themselves, eerie laughter, banging, eerie feelings and much more.
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- 1 Burma Rd
Fire Island, NY 11706
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- 40.63225107304598, -73.21850359461678
- Suffolk County, New York
- Nearest Towns:
- Saltaire, NY (1.2 mi.)
Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, NY (3.0 mi.)
Ocean Beach, NY (3.4 mi.)
Fire Island, NY (3.9 mi.)
West Bay Shore, NY (6.2 mi.)
Bay Shore, NY (6.6 mi.)
Brightwaters, NY (6.6 mi.)
Islip, NY (6.8 mi.)
West Islip, NY (6.9 mi.)
Great River, NY (6.9 mi.)
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