Beacons of Fire: Blackwell Island 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 Blackwell Island Lighthouse, Roosevelt Island, New York

Blackwell Island Lighthouse is located in the Lighthouse Park at the northern tip of Roosevelt Island situated in the middle of East River in Manhattan, New York. Previously also called as Welfare Island Lighthouse and now known as Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, it was originally built in 1872 is surrounded with several legends and stories on how or why it was constructed.

Fully made of stone, it stands 50 feet tall. I first visited this some 7 yrs ago while enjoying a weekend in New York City with a friend. Totally was surprised to find this lighthouse in the middle of East River in a very happening place.

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