Work starts Monday repairing the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, which was undermined during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the National Park Service has announced.
The $1.2 million job will involve repairing sections of the historic brick wall and terrace (pictured above) that flooded in the superstorm.

“The southwest corner of the terrace will be dismantled in order to rebuild and strengthen the substructure,” the announcement reads. “Brick and pavers will then be reset and will provide a more evenly sloped surface to allow for proper drainage.”
Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the project, which is being conducted by  Ocean Construction LLC. It should be completed in June.
Construction may require closure of the front door of the Keeper’s Quarters, officials said, though access to the lighthouse tower and museum will be available via the Fresnel Lens Building to the west, and from the bay boardwalk to the north.
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The Fire Island Lighthouse offers exhibits, a nature trail, interpretive and curriculum-based programs. The lighthouse is operated by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The lighthouse is located on the west end of Fire Island National Seashore and is accessible year-round by car. Parking is available at Robert Moses State Park in parking field #5. For more information on visiting the lighthouse please visit www.nps.gov/FIIS or contact 631-661-4876.

National Park Service courtesy photo