We all know the story of the RMS Titanic, how on its first trip across the Atlantic it hit an ice berg and sunk to the bottom of the sea. Here in New York City, the port it was heading towards, there are many reminders of the ship throughout the city. This one that I visited on a cold October day is one that really stood out and I had to know more about.
The 60 foot lighthouse is located at Fulton and Pearl street in Lower Manhattan. it was originally built in 1913 and was on top of another building and the ball on top would drop at noon each day to let ships in the harbor of the time if day. It was moved to its current location in 1976 when the owners of the building, the Seamen’s Church Institute, moved to a new location.
You can see the lighthouse in the picture above on the top of the building. It was said that the light could be see as far as Sandy Hook New Jersey. If you happen to be in the city, make it a point to come see this memorial to one of the great tragedies in history.