Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, off of Fisher's Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario through the waterway. The Rock Island station is the best preserved, as all of its structures still survive. It was refitted in 1855, rebuilt in 1882, and moved in 1903. The light was closed in 1955 after more a century of service. Today, the lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and while only accessible by private boat, the grounds are open for touring and picnicking.
The Rock Island Lighthouse Historical & Memorial Association was organized on 31 May 2000 by Mark A. Wentling, a descendant of an early keeper, who wanted to learn more about the station and the people who tended it. Its goals are: to record the lives and genealogies of the keepers, to document and publicize the history of the station, to participate in the preservation of its grounds and structures, and to facilitate visits to the island. Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in the light or its keepers.
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leomoc (108) 2012-09-08 16:04
Hi Ton, excelent colors, beautiful landscape.
Otima photo, Leo.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-09-08 17:55
An amazingly beautiful view from this boat. Wonderful composition and great framework with fantastic POV and DOF too and vivid fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, great lighting.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a great Sunday,
npecanhuk (67368) 2012-09-08 19:35
I specially enjoyed the chosen pov, composition, colors and light!
TFS - congrats,
pajaran (53269) 2012-09-08 22:54
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o svetioniku, sa istorijom ...
Lep pogled preko pramca kanua na ostrvo sa svetionikom.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepa panorama i trenutak sa oblacima.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article on the lighthouse, with a history of ...
Nice view over the bow of the canoe to the island with a lighthouse.
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful landscapes and a moment with clouds.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best.
clic (15348) 2012-09-09 8:11
The red house on top of Rock Island puts on airs of a small Boldt Castle and composes with the white lighthouse an eye catcher that attracted you for our greatest enjoyment!
dta (68734) 2012-09-09 8:13
Hello Tom ,
Your famous kayak leads our eyes towards the pretty little island and teh white light house at the horizon . The light and the sky are superb , too .
zoomer (6) 2012-09-09 12:00
Greetings,I have been to this magical area,but from the water everything looks even more beautiful.Wonderful colors and clarity.All the best,Wolf.
Royaldevon (31141) 2012-09-10 15:14
Lovely to see you posting again, with your famous kayak leading the way!
You have achieved lovely reflections on the river, most surprising with such a lot of movement on the surface. The colours are excellent, the river and the sky complementing each other with white from the clouds and white from the reflections.
The focal lighthouse is strongly positioned and there is a good dof.
Have a great day,
Kielia (23847) 2012-09-11 8:07
what a fantastic view! You have chosen an excellent POV to present the lighthouse in a beautiful light. The colors are amazing. My compliments also for the interesting note!
maloutim (9637) 2012-09-13 1:35
Lovely blue color over this marine panorama, with your usual signature fitting into the picture.
Lovely composition with the lighthouse and its reflection standing out on the right and the little island on the left.
TFS and best regards.
shevchenko (18696) 2012-09-14 3:29
Good frame to show pretty houses and lighthouse on the water surface, good perspective effect, what a charming blue view in a sunny day, full with the relaxing feel too, thanks for sharing an impressive view.
jhm (141107) 2012-09-15 0:27
When I see this Island this is truly a paradise with calm environment and green vegetation.
Excellent perspective and depth image low about the water.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Robert1969 (7120) 2012-09-18 0:19
Beautiful surrounding and beautiful picture.
It starts on the forground with your
trademark (the boat), you use the open space
(I like that, it makes the picture extra
nice calmness)and the light management is
lucasgalodoido (21097) 2012-09-18 7:17
beautiful POV here, and I like oif the sky reflections on the water too. Great job, my friend.
Didi (57620) 2012-10-02 11:28
Good pointing on the island.
Very nice view on this area.
I appreciate well your composition.
cornejo (33202) 2012-10-23 10:43
Hi Tom, this is a nice photo taken from the canoe, this interesting lighthouse on the small island of the river. With very good pov and good framing, sharpness, depth, good light and color. Excellent and nice job well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes from Jerez.