Montauk Point Light

Images of Montauk Point Light (Montauk Lighthouse)

The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island in the State of New York. The lighthouse was the first to be built within the State of New York (commissioned in 1796 under President George Washington and the Second United States Congress), and was the first public works project of the new United States. Montauk Point Light is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. For its significance to New York and international shipping in the early Federal period, the Montauk Point Light has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1969, and in 2012, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Location Montauk Point, Suffolk County, New York
Year first lit 1797
Automated 1987
Foundation 13 ft (4 m) deep and 9 ft (3 m) thick, Natural, Emplaced, built in 1796
Construction Sandstone
Tower shape Octagonal pyramidal
Markings / pattern Tower painted white with a broad brown band midway, lantern black
Height 110.5 ft (33.7 m) structure
Focal height 168 ft (51 m)
Original lens 8 whale oil lamps (1797), Fresnel lens
Current lens VRB-25
Range 18 nm
Characteristic Flashing White 5 seconds.
Fog signal Horn: 1 2s in every 15s
Light Montauk 1

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 2

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

 

Light Montauk 3

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 4

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 5

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 6

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 7

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 8

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 9

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 10

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 11

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 12

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com


 

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