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Rezoned and Repurposed: Execution Rocks Lighthouse

image from: www.thecapecodstore.com

image from: www.thecapecodstore.com

How about a vacation at this fun place some 20 miles east of New York City?

Welcome to the Execution Rocks Lighthouse.

image from: www.tug44.org

image from: www.tug44.org

As the name indicates, this former lighthouse is located in a place where people actually met their doom.

In what terrible manner, you ask?

During the American Revolutionary War, the British colonial authorities were said to have executed people by chaining them to the rocks here at low tide, and when the tide rose…. well, you get the idea.

image from: www.lipri.org

image from: www.lipri.org

The small island located off the north side of Long Island Sound was actually man-made in 1840 on top of those jutting death rocks. The lighthouse and adjoining keeper’s house (made from stone) were built in 1867.

historic image from: Wikimedia Commons

historic image from: Wikimedia Commons

The lighthouse was automated in 1979 so no one has lived there since that time. However, you can now spend the night in this historic beauty because it is used as a vacation rental!

Well hold your horses; it is not as posh as you might think.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: old lighthouse becomes a Bed and Breakfast

image from: saugertieslighthouse.com

This amazing 1869 lighthouse is located in Saugerties, New York, about an hour south of Albany and two hours north of New York City.

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