Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

UNKNOWN BUILDING

CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTO COURTESY JUSTIN ZIZES JR
THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE OLD SURF HOTEL. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IS WHAT IS THE BIG BUILDING BETWEEN THE SURF HOTEL AND THE LIGHTHOUSE.


ANY IDEAS?
6-24-08:
THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER COMES FROM COSMO:"The building is the Albany House, part of the Surf Hotel complex."-----

4 comments:

Beaver said...

This structure appears larger and probably predates it but didn't the Coast Guard or some gov't agency maintain a radio station separate and distinct from the lightkeepers quarters somewhat to the east of the lighthouse? I remember my father saying that this radio station intercepted a transmission that the troopship he was on had been torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat on its way to England. The troopship was the West Point, which in civilian life was the liner SS America.

Capt. Frank said...

Dear Gang,
If I ever get those albums out, I can probably tell, but it may be the "Black Tower" or possibly an early version of the RCA telegraph system, later known as "Voice of America". Does Justin have any way to date the photo?

JOH & COSMO said...

THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER COMES FROM COSMO:


The building is the Albany House, part of the Surf Hotel complex.
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Anonymous said...

The Great and Omnipotent Cosmo, who knows all and sees all - strikes again -

Any idea of the date of the picture?