Montauk Point

Year Established:
1796
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpeg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1996
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
TURTLE HILL/EAST END OF LONG ISLAND
Latitude:
41° 4.3'
Longitude:
71° 51.5'
City / Town:
MONTAUK
U.S. State:
New York
Location County:
SUFFOLK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. Montauk Point
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1797
Tower Construction Material:
SANDSTONE
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
168
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
97
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1897
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1838
Keeper's Quarters Style:
COLONIAL
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
1860 KEEPERS QUARTERS, OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, RADIOBEACON

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
3.5 order Fresnel (reinstalled)
Original Optic Type:
13 WHALE OIL LAMPS, later 3.5 order Fresnel, later DCB-224, then Vega
Year Original Lens Installed:
1860
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1987
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

-1987 the Fresnel lens was removed replaced with a DCB-224

- Under the direction of Dan May, U.S.C.G. RADM (retired) the USLHS and crew, the original 3 1/3 order Fresnel lens was removed from the Montauk lighthouse's museum and reinstalled in the lighthouse with a new Sealite LED. The restored lens was first lit on November 6, 2023


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017