Summer cruise series tours area lighthouses

06/06/2010 12:00 AM |

Passengers aboard the Caribbean approach Race Rock
Lighthouse, built in 1878. This lighthouse guards the
treacherous waters where the steamer Atlantic sunk in November
1846, prompting construction of the lighthouse.

East End Lighthouses launched its summer cruise series on Saturday with an offshore tour of lighthouses located in New York and Connecticut.
More than 100 people boarded the Caribbean in Orient for a close up look at many of the historic lighthouses on eastern Long Island Sound.
The event, which raises money for the preservation and restoration of offshore lighthouses of Southold Town, was the first of a series of cruises that occur throughout the summer.
For a full story and more photos, check out the June 17 edition of The Suffolk Times.