Video spotlight: Rock Island Lighthouse

Historic Rock Island Lighthouse located on the U.S. side of the 1000 Islands between Alexandria Bay and Clayton is the feature of a summer 2016 video produced by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. This 4-minute video includes stunning aerial views looking down on the 50-foot beacon as well as interviews with those closest to opening the site to the public back in 2013. Today, visitors can walk the circular iron staircase to the lantern room as well as visit the Keeper’s Quarters. The island is open daily May through October to private boaters and visitors aboard Clayton Island Tours.