How about a vacation at this fun place some 20 miles east of New York City?
Welcome to the Execution Rocks Lighthouse.
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.
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.
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.
This amazing 1869 lighthouse is located in Saugerties, New York, about an hour south of Albany and two hours north of New York City.