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MONTAUK POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: TURTLE HILL / EAST END OF LONG ISLAND
Nearest City: MONTAUK
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1796


Montauk Point Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, September 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1797
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1987
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: SANDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BROWN BAND MIDWAY & BLACK LANTRN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 110
  • Original Optic: 13 WHALE OIL LAMPS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1797
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1987
  • Height of Focal Plane: 168
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD AND ONE HALF ORDER LENS USED BETWEEN 1904-1987 ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: VARIOUS
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, CONVERTED TO BARN 1860
  • Year Constructed: 1838
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: COLONIAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: 1860 KEEPERS QUARTERS, OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS DWELLING

Owner/Manager: MONTAUK HISTORICAL SOCIETY W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #69000142
Name of Listing: MONTAUK POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
PRE-1800 TOWER AUTHORIZED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON; BUILT BY JOHN MCCOMB, JR.; TOWER HEIGHT INCREASED 1860 TO ACCOMODATE 1ST ORDER LENS; 1860 KEEPERS RESTORED, TOWER UNDER RESTORATION



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