you might not know, but a number of my ancestors were lighthouse tenders. yeah, light house tenders. that little tidbit explains why i'm so fascinated by this new adult swim 'welcome to winter' bump (featuring the song 'i found the f' by broadcast):
i love everything about it, and today i noticed a line of text across the top the screen which seemed to read 'crown point lighthouse.' a little investigation lead me to this image via wikipedia:
turns out, crown point light is about 280 miles north of brooklyn, on the shore of lake champlain, along the NY-VT line. but the conditions of this photograph no longer exist. the octagonal tower designed by the firm ellis and o'neil in 1858 was razed and rededicated in 1912 as a tercentenary memorial to samuel de champlain's explorations. the champlain memorial light was deactivated only 14 years later in 1926.
sometime in the 1930's, the keepers house was demolished, and all lighthouse functions were moved to other locations as the newly constructed crown point bridge prevented the point from functioning as an easily visible beacon.
also, take a look at windmill point light in VT. it's still standing, and it's still functioning!