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Sunset at Fire Island - in explore

This lighthouse is on one of the outer barrier islands adjacent to the south shore of Long Island, New York.

Where did it get the name Fire Island?

The name may derive from a misinterpretation or corruption of the DUTCH word "vier" ("four") referring to the number of islands near the inlet. Other stories say the island derived its name from fires built on the sea's edge by Native Americans or by PIRATES to lure unsuspecting ships into the sandbars. Some say it is how portions of the island look to be on fire from sea in AUTUMN. Yet another version says it comes from the RASH caused by poison ivy on the island. haha

 

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Taken on August 25, 2012