Fire Island is a barrier island and carries some sinister secrets in its history. Jeremiah Smith, whose house was built in 1795 in Cherry Grove, was said to have lured ships to their doom and killed the crews.
Over the years however the island developed several residential regions and became a popular spot for vacationers. It's lighthouse (featured in one of our posters) has been a feature of the island since 1858!
It has been badly damaged by two hurricanes - The Great Hurricane of 1938 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012 - and is currently still divided in two because of damages sustained in 2012.