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Note: This is a new section of our web site. We added some basic cities and links to help you find Fire Island "Travel and Dining" information. Additional updates will be added over time.

About Fire Island*

The physical attributes of the island have changed over time and it continues to change. At one point it stretched more than 60 miles (97 km) from Jones Beach Island to Southampton .

Around 1683, Fire Island Inlet broke through, separating it from Jones Beach Island.

The Fire Island Inlet was to grow to nine miles (14 km) in width before receding. The Fire Island Lighthouse built in 1858 was built right on the inlet, but Fire Island's western terminus at Democrat Point has steadily moved west so that the lighthouse today is six miles (10 km) from the inlet.

Fire Island separated from Southampton in a 1931 Nor'easter when Moriches Inlet broke through. Moriches Inlet and efforts by local communities east of Fire Island to protect their beach front with jetties have led to an interruption in the longshore drift of sand going from east to west and is blamed for erosion of the Fire Island beachfront. Between these major breaks there have been reports over the years of at least six inlets that broke through the island but have since disappeared.

Source: Wikipedia.org



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