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History of Montauk Lighthouse
Standing on a bluff on the eastern tip of Long Island, Montauk Point Light was
constructed in 1797. It is now the oldest lighthouse in New York. It was built
by John McComb, who was one of our country’s earliest famous builders. The
Light aided ships arriving from Europe and also vessels sailing in and out of
Long Island Sound. Due to its important location, the Lighthouse Board
installed a first-order Fresnel Lens in 1885. The tower is 108 feet high and
is 160 feet above sea level. The Coast Guard automated the light in 1986.
See a large version of the Montauk Lighthouse and where it traveled.