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Montauk Point Lighthouse - Montauk Point

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The first beacon constructed on Long Island was on the eastern tip of the south fork. Montauk light was one of the first federally funded marine projects approved by George Washington in 1796. The original construction was made on Turtle Hill some 300 feet from the raging Atlantic. Now, in less than 200 years, the 300 foot distance has been considerably shortened. Engineers of the time thought the Montauk light would last 200 years; their estimate may not be that far off the mark.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Viewing Guide


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Scroopes at Montauk Point Lighthouse (circa 1983)
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Montauk Point State Park

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