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Montauk Point Lighthouse
Montauk Point Lighthouse,
Montauk, NY
*Dates of operation~~ 1797-present
*Building Material~~ Sandstone
*Tower~~ 110 feet
*Elevation~~ 60 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ horizontal brown band midway, black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 5 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Original keeper's quarters (converted to barn), 1860 keeper's
quarters, sound building, oil house, storage building, radio beacon
*Automated~~ 1987
*Original Lens~~ 13 whale oil lamps
*Current Lens~~ DCB-224
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ Montauk Historical Society
*Waterway Location~~ Long Island Sound, Atlantic Ocean
*Significant Feature~~ Lighthouse was first commissioned under an order signed by
President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.     

         LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.montauklighthouse.com/home.htm

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/montauk.htm

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?id=391
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