Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gorgeous Photo Of 9/11 World Trade Center Tribute In Light Seen From The Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

Jenny Raptor shares this photo of the 9/11 World Trade Center Towers Tribute In Light Seen from behind the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

and tweets:
Ms Raptor adds:
We went to see the Tribute in Light because I was an EMS first responder and survivor at the Twin Towers. It was a very special night for us.
Here's the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse in daytime
and a brief history of the Lighthouse from the Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS):
... This small lighthouse stands at the northern tip of Roosevelt Island on a projection of land which was at one time a tine separate island connect connected to the main one by a wooden bridge. Local legend maintains that during the 19th century a patient from the nearby Lunatic Asylum was permitted to build a stone fort on this outcropping since he feared an invasion by the British. When plans were formulated to build the lighthouse, this patient allegedly was persuaded to surrender the fort only AFTER much cajoling and a bribe of bogus money. The tale continues that the patient himself demolished the fort and built the new lighthouse, carving the inscription:

... This is the work Was done by John McCarthy
Who built the Light House from he bottom to the Top
All ye who do pass by may Pray for his soul when he dies....
Click here for more information on the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse from RIHS.