Beacons of Fire: South East Lighthouse

For all the posts in the Beacons of Fire Series, go here.

Prologue: I love Nora Roberts books, well her books mostly those that she wrote prior to 2009. One of her book is the 1985 romantic novel, One Man’s Art, fourth in her longest series, The McGregor Series. The hero of the story, Grant Campbell, is a loner, rude, surly and impossible, who lives in an old lighthouse. Genevieve Grandeau literally lands on his doorstep during one particular stormy night. The story that follows between Grant and Gennie is what inspired me to look at lighthouses in a different light.

Inspired by this book by Nora Roberts, here I present you my Beacons of Fire Series. Next is the South East Lighthouse

During the 2022 trip to Block Island, Rhode Island, we visited one of the two lighthouses on the island – South East Lighthouse. Built in 1873, it has a Gothic revival construction executed in brick. The keeper’s house is attached to the lighthouse, as you can see in the pic below. In 1993, the entire lighthouse including the keeper’s house was moved about 3033 ft back from the cliffs due to the erosion.

My favorite way of photographing large objects, inside a lensball. 😛

We took the tour of the lighthouse, only two of us went up, all the way up to the top of the tower where we could see the Fresnel lens once stood.

Look at the intricate staircase that we took to reach the lens on the top.

On the way back, the tour guide stopped at Mohegan Bluffs, where we walked a quarter mile to the edge of the cliffs to see the lighthouse from afar. A pretty sight it gave indeed.

And here we are at the top of the lighthouse captured from the bottom by one of my friends.

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