Lighthouse at the southern tip of Key Biscayne. The original lighthouse and cottage were built in 1825 and attacked and burned in 1836 by Seminole warriors protesting U.S. presence in the South Florida wilderness and resisting deportation from Florida to the West. The lighthouse was rebuilt in 1855-1856.
This photo was shot at sunset using the light from the setting sun to illuminate the lighthouse.
More information about the Cape Florida Lighthouse can be obtained at www.key-biscayne.com/about/light.html
by Pual Aloe
"Execution Rock. My favorite place to watch a sunset -- Execution Rock, Long Island Sound. I tried to HDR this one, and did not like it at first, but on a second look though I should sare it."
"As seen in the Long Island Sound off of Port Washington, New York"
"The lighthouse at Executor's rocks. Legend has it that the during the American Revolution, the British chained prisoner's the rocks at low tide so that they would drown at high tide. When the tide when down, the British would row another prisoner out who could see the remains of the previous prisoner. This legend, however, turns out the be pure propaganda . The rocks were named because they were a hazard to boaters, and had nothing to do with the revolution. It is, however, one of the most remarkable places to watch a sunset, and that is no myth. "
The story of executor's rocks. Myth has it that on this point, which sits off of what was then Cow Neck New York (now Port Washington), the British, during the American Revolution, took control of the rocks. The rocks were submerged at high tide, but during low tide, they would row condemned prisioners whom they had captured to be chained on the rocks. When the tide rose, the prisioner would drown. When the tide went down, the British would row the next prisioner to the rocks, with a full view of the remains of the last prisioner.
This myth has been frequently true, but alas, is not true. It was a myth -- some propaganda before the term was popular. In reality, the rocks were named because they were a hazard to boaters.
Today, a lighthouse remains, one of the oldest working lighthouses on Long Island sound, to warn boaters of the rocks.
Besides being an interesting storey, it is also an excellent place to watch a sunset.
Which is what we did on October 1, 2006 to take this picture.
by Paul Aloe
This is the Cabo Branco (White Cape) lighthouse in João Pessoa. It marks the easternmost point on the mainland in the Americas.
Brazilian Navy/Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navigação
Tower Height: 59Height of Focal Plane: 151Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.Description of Tower: White triangular concrete structure, black band. This light is operational
Date Established: 1972Date Present Tower Built: 1972
"A privateer replica from the war of 1812.
Come to Salem, MA this summer and take a cruise."
© All rights reserved. Lucky shot. I did not combine two images in this photo.
Only cropped and adjusted color and sharpness.