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Secrets of the South Shore: Inside a Long Island Mystery

It's totally off limits to the public, but Stacey Sweet unlocks the mystery in our special series, Secrets of the South Shore.

What sits in a traffic circle at the Wantagh Parkway, and is the most debated, most misunderstood, and most talked about 231-foot landmark on the South Shore? It's an age old question...what exactly is it? And is there anything inside? We went on a quest for the answers. Along the way, we discovered the history, the beauty... and maybe even a few ghosts!

Produced by Stacey Sweet

Videography and Editing by Tom Zweibel

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Bobbie P August 11, 2011 at 04:46 AM
I grew up with this tower (The Pencil) and I think I always knew it was a water tower. Seeing the inside was a first- very interesting to see the contrast of in/outside. Also nice to have it by video, rather than just lots of photos. We really get the feel of it being like a cellar, and musty. Even the water on the floor. Thank you Patch!
STACEY SWEET August 11, 2011 at 10:30 PM
thank you bobbie!
Tony Ruvolo August 25, 2011 at 12:59 AM
I remember the tower from many years ago.I think I always knew it was a wter tower. We used to have the greatest times at Jones Beach. I went there after I got married also used to go to roller skate and to the dances at the band shell. Those were good times. Tony Ruvolo
Tom Lynch October 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM
That was a really interesting story. Nice job.
STACEY SWEET October 16, 2011 at 02:54 PM
thank you tom...

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