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Montauk Point in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Montauk Lighthouse

 
 
Montauk Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
1. Montauk Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  

was authorized to be constructed by
President George Washington in 1795 and
completed in 1797, at a cost of $22,300.00.
When the Light was completed, it stood
some three hundred feet from the edge
of the cliff. The sandstone tower is
28 feet in diameter, of an octagonal shape
and 80 feet to the lantern. Sperm oil
was used until the 1860's to light the
lantern, after that, kerosene was used
until the 1940's when an electric lamp
of 300,000 candle power was installed.
The Light is a ten second flash with a
range of nineteen (19) miles in clear weather,
and four miles in foggy weather.

 
Erected 1976 by Town of East Hampton.
 
Location. 41° 4.268′ N, 71° 51.467′ W. Marker is in Montauk Point, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Montauk Highway (New York State Route 27), on the right when traveling east. Lighthouse is in Montauk Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Montauk Lighthouse and Marker (at far left foreground) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
2. Montauk Lighthouse and Marker (at far left foreground)
of this marker. Montauk Point Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); USS Montauk (within shouting distance of this marker); Amistad Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Montauk Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Commonly Seen Vessels (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost At Sea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature's Sculptures (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montauk Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montauk Lighthouse History. (Submitted on September 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Montauk Point Lighthouse National Register Nomination. (Submitted on September 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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