road to the Columbus Monument is in need of repair, so plan
on walking at least 3 miles to get to the monument. Please do
not take my SUV to this monument as I would like to keep the
shock on my SUV in good condition. Bring your sneakers, the
hill is steep to the monument.
15 ft concrete iron obelisk memorial was built by Long Islanders
in Oct. 22, 1989 to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus
on October 17, 1492. The road up to the memorial is a rocky
path about one mile++ in. It is believed that Columbus stood
here 500 years ago and took in the same view you will be seeing.
Before you reach the memorial, about 1/2 way up the rocky road
is a turn to the left that will take you to a lighthouse
overlooking Galiot Cay about a mile away.
inscription on the monument reads: "This monument is dedicated
to the gentle peaceful and happy aboriginal people of Long Island
the Lucayans and to the arrival of Christoper Columbus on Oct.
Columbus landed he named Long Island, Fernandina Island claiming
it was the most beautiful island in the world.