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NPS Photo News Release Date: May 1, 2017 Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772 Patchogue, NY – On Sunday, April 30, Fire Island National Seashore honored volunteer Mike Trotta, recipient of the prestigious 2016 George and Helen Hartzog for Outstanding Enduring Volunteer Service. Since 2003, Mr. Trotta has contributed thousands of hours of his time to help enhance […]

Rafael Cruz News Release Date: April 14, 2017 Contact: James Dunphy, 631-661-4876 The National Park Service announced today that work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, will begin on Monday, April 17. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the […]

Over the course of it’s History, the Fire Island Lighthouse has played a significant role in guiding transatlantic ships traveling into the New York Harbor. For many, this would be their first sight of the United States, as they were European immigrants arriving in America.   The current lighthouse that stands, is not the first […]