MONTAUK POINT

Year Established:
1796
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (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:
DCB-224
Original Optic Type:
13 WHALE OIL LAMPS, later 3.5 order Fresnel
Year Original Lens Installed:
1860
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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