Fire Island Lighthouse

CLIMB THE TOWER Maybe you’ve seen the Fire
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CLIMB THE TOWER

Maybe you’ve seen the Fire Island Lighthouse by day, but how about at sunset? The tower will stay open late -- until 8 p.m. -- every Friday in July. That’s perfect timing to make the climb up to the observation deck to see the sunset. ($6 adults, $4 ages 12 and younger; climbers must be at least 42 inches tall; 631-321-7028, fireislandlighthouse.com) (Credit: Robert Guido)

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The Fire Island Lighthouse, completed in 1858, is run by the nonprofit Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society for the U.S. Park Service. Its two intense 1,000-watt bulbs rotate and flash beams in 71/2-second intervals, to distances of more than 20 miles out to sea and across the Great South Bay.

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