Original Fire Island Lighthouse lens is back

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For the first time since 1933, the original Fresnel lens from the Fire Island Lighthouse is back on Long Island in preparation for being displayed in a new structure adjacent to the tower. Full Story
Miss Alice

Wyckoff, NJ

#2 Mar 29, 2007
Take a walk to the Lighthouse from Field 5 at Robert Moses. It's reaaly neat Then take a walk into Kismet. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Jon S

New York, NY

#3 Mar 29, 2007
I wouldn't think it wise to put the lens in harms way. Fire Island is subject to winter and summer storms. Why not keep it in Patchogue? Just to insure the lens on Fire Island must cost major $.
Not my Money

East Islip, NY

#4 Mar 29, 2007
$500,000 to restore 900 pieces of glass!
That is outrageous!
1/2 a million, for what.
Who cares about that thing. Spend the money on the impoverished children of America.
Disgusting!!!!!!
fin

Lockwood, MO

#5 Mar 29, 2007
Not my Money wrote:
$500,000 to restore 900 pieces of glass!
That is outrageous!
1/2 a million, for what.
Who cares about that thing. Spend the money on the impoverished children of America.
Disgusting!!!!!!
I believe most of the money was donated privately. Give your own money to impoverished children.
COMMACK

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Mar 29, 2007
HOW MANY MILLIONS HAS THIS LENS COST OVER THE
YEARS,FOR STORAGE,SHIPPING,PAPERWORK ???
sushie breath

Bayonne, NJ

#7 Mar 29, 2007
The porgies at Fire Island are mine. Stay away, everyone. That means Y-O-U.
typical

Port Washington, NY

#8 Mar 29, 2007
COMMACK wrote:
HOW MANY MILLIONS HAS THIS LENS COST OVER THE
YEARS,FOR STORAGE,SHIPPING,PAPERWORK ???
The money to fund the preservation of the lighthouse has, for years, been from private donors...relax. Go back to watching television, or go to the mall or something.
roger43

El Segundo, CA

#9 Mar 29, 2007
Not my Money wrote:
$500,000 to restore 900 pieces of glass!
That is outrageous!
1/2 a million, for what.
Who cares about that thing. Spend the money on the impoverished children of America.
Disgusting!!!!!!
typical LIer response. who cares if we don't preserve anything on LI. who cares if walmart and every corp big box store is riddled across LI. who cares about open space and farm land. who cares about culture and history. i think you get my point.
typical

Port Washington, NY

#10 Mar 30, 2007
roger43 wrote:
<quoted text>
typical LIer response. who cares if we don't preserve anything on LI. who cares if walmart and every corp big box store is riddled across LI. who cares about open space and farm land. who cares about culture and history. i think you get my point.
Well said and so true. That is exactly what I was getting at with my above response. Move to New Jersey if you want that BS life-style.
roger43

El Segundo, CA

#11 Mar 30, 2007
typical wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said and so true. That is exactly what I was getting at with my above response. Move to New Jersey if you want that BS life-style.
a friend of mine is a teacher on LI and for christmas her club that she runs with her students decided to help poor people on LI. They were going to help them with food and necessities for their homes. the recipients requested things. things like a "red" kitchen aid standing mixer, a "red" toaster, le cruset pots, all clad pots, i could go on and on. sometimes it's not as simple as just throwing money at the issue. boy, i got off point didn't I?

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