Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, March 3, 2016

One Old Fence


"Lighthouses don't go running all over an island 
looking for boats to save, 
they just stand there shining."
Anne Lamott

Fire Island Lighthouse
Long Island, New York

Opened 1826

The year is 1952 and it's time for school to begin again.

This charming old fence surrounds the Fire Island Lighthouse.
Pictured running with his book bag and lunch box in hand is Richard Mahler, his father is the lighthouse keeper and school is a four mile jeep ride away.  

The lighthouse is located on the Great South Bay, in southern Suffolk County, New York on the western end of Fire Island, a barrier island off the southern coast of  Long Island.  The lighthouse is located within Fire Island National Seashore, and just to the east of Robert Moses State Park.

"Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal and glass.  
There's a human story at every lighthouse; that's the story I want to tell."
Elinor Dewire

If you enjoy stories about lighthouses, check out Elinor's blog here.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all the lighthouses. It would be fun to go around and see as many as we can. The last shot is cute! Have a happy day!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Lovely shots of the lighthouse and fence. They do stand out as amazing towering structures, but sadly most of them are obsolete now.

"E." "Beth" Edwards said...

we love lighthouse. i am not sure we have ever seen this one? i will look back. ( :

Breathtaking said...

Karen, the park is on the way to Mount Assunção in Northern Portugal.
Funnily enough I thought about you when I made my post, and how it would look great with some of your gnomes, and other forest figures, hiding in some of the crevices.:))

carol l mckenna said...

Great shot of the lighthouse and love the quote ~ Especially enjoy the vintage photo of the little boy 'off to school' ~ great post !

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Cloudia said...

Oh I so enjoyed being here!

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Debbie said...

i am a lighthouse lover!! every year in new jersey they host a n.j. lighthouse tour. it's very cool, you get a map, passport and guide, i think there are 7 in new jersey. that first image (i don't know if it's yours) is really beautiful!!!

Ida said...

Very nice looking lighthouse and fencing. It was fun to see the old photos and the little boy running to head off to school. I believe Fire Island is mentioned in a Bob Seger song.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I LOVE this post and your images. Lighthouses are so cool. Hug B

Elephant's Child said...

Lighthouses speak to us all. Great post.

Christine said...

That B&W shot of the young Richard Mahler running for school has captured my heart! Just perfect!

TexWisGirl said...

such cute shots. i like that opening quote, too.

RedPat said...

I wonder why we all seem to love lighthouses? ;-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I used to go to Robert Moses S.P.* in my NYC days. It was crowded and a trek from the city, but there sure was a lot of sand!

* A little ways and some causeways from the light house.

Gail said...

A lighthouse and a fence...a double treat for me.

Lois said...

What a beautiful scene. I love the lighthouse!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful post! We love to visit lighthouses and this one looks fabulous! Hugs!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Another lighthouse enthusiast here Karen :) This is a beauty here and I checked out your friends link, excellent blog!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I love lighthouses.