summer 2006, five interpretive
signs, produced by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation, were installed on Rock Island. The signs
describe the history of the lighthouse station and the people who
tended it, and include historic photographs of its buildings and
furtherance of its mission, the Rock Island Lighthouse Historical
& Memorial Association contributed several facts and historic
photographs for the signs.
of each sign are presented here with permission for the enjoyment
of those who can't visit the island to see the signs personally.
Click an image below to view a full-size version.
Photo courtesy of Donna Gorrell,