Abandoned NY Island Has Lighthouse, B&B + Ghostly Rumors | Bedford Hills Real Estate


Execution%20Rocks.jpg [Photo via Scouting NY.]

Nick Carr, film location scout extraordinaire, was exploring islands in New York’s waterways when he spotted a lighthouse and its adjacent brick house (for the keeper) perched atop a rocky outcropping. Upon further digging, he learned that the lighthouse on Execution Rocks, located in the Long Island Sound between New Rochelle and the North Shore, was built in 1849 and had a quirky history (and roster of keepers) until it was automated in 1979. After a federal call for help in 2007, a Philadelphia couple stepped up and formed a nonprofit to maintain and restore the petite island’s structures. On the long road to raising $1.2 million, they’re banking on New Yorkers’ sense of adventure and penchant for history, creating three no-frills double rooms and charging guests $150 per person per night to stay there





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