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Omnibus #64

podcast icon Posted Thursday, April 07, 2011. Total length: 26:04

In this episode we head down to the sea to explore the history of the Fire Island Lighthouse. Our guest is Dr. Gayle Haines, past president of the Fire Island Lighthouse Society. Dr. Haines describes for us the story of the two lighthouses that were built along this stretch of the south shore near Fire Island Inlet. We discuss the wreck of the Savannah as well as the Elizabeth which caused the death of the early women's rights advocate Margaret Fuller in 1850. Along the way we cover littoral drift, career guidance, and the state of lighthouses from Montauk to Norway.

Dr. Haines serves on the Board of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and also owns and operates Long Island Lighthouse Safaris.

The dedication of the Fresnel Lens building, mentioned in the podcast, is set for July 22, 2011.

"A lighthouse is a symbol of hope."
Dr. Gayle Haines

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Song: "Chafes Celidh" by Great Big Sea

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