I took a bike ride today to three scenic points along the North Shore: Crane Neck, Old Field and Strong's Neck. (Gee, we have a lot of “necks” around here, don’t we? But they are all beautiful necks.) My favorite leg of the ride is the Old Field Point Lighthouse. I love our lighthouse and always imagine how happy I would be living there.
Maybe I was born a few centuries too late because no one really lives in lighthouses anymore. It seems most of them are all automatic. But I think that we should bring back lighthouse keepers, and when I get old (or older I should say) instead of moving into assisted living, I’ll just go live in the Old Field Point Lighthouse. I have all the proper qualifications for being an awesome lighthouse keeper.
- I like being alone. Most lighthouse keepers went months without seeing another person, but of course, it’s not like the Old Field Lighthouse is on a tiny rock in the middle of the Sound. I can still have lots of company! Or not.
- I would decorate the lighthouse with holiday lights every year and have a big party for everyone. The Montauk Point Lighthouse gets all lit up and I think we should follow suit. I will include hot chocolate.
- I like looking at water. This quality is perfect for being a lighthouse keeper, isn’t it? I never get tired of looking out at the water, so I believe this should make me number one on the hiring list.
- I would live there and do the job for nothing. Imagine having that perfect piece of waterfront property and no rent.
- I would give free tours of the lighthouse to anyone who loves lighthouses and to school children.
- I am a mom, so I think I would be very good at yelling things like “Watch out for that rock!” or “What are you doing out in this storm anyway? Come in here!” or “Didn’t you hear my foghorn? I didn’t blow that foghorn to amuse myself.”
So I would like the Village of Old Field to think about my offer. Especially the part about the holiday lights!
To read more about my… I mean, our Old Field Point Lighthouse, please see this very informative link: http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=745