Montauk Point Lighthouse, LI, NY Photos

Montauk Point Lighthouse (1797) Montauk L.I., NY, authorized by George Washington & the Second Congress to safeguard ships traversing Long Island Sound, continues in operation to this day. Now owned by the Montauk Historical Museum, the lighthouse & museum feature exhibits related to the history of the lighthouse & Montauk County.

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Montauk Point Lighthouse authorized by George Washington & completed 1797. Montauk, NY.The 80 ft. sandstone tower of Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Tower, lantern & keeper's home at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Lantern, once run by sperm oil, at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.
Montauk Point Lighthouse authorized by George Washington & completed 1797. Montauk, NY.The 80 ft. sandstone tower of Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Tower, lantern & keeper's home at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Lantern, once run by sperm oil, at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.
View of grounds & ocean at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Ocean view at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Remembrance monument for fishermen lost at sea at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Diagram of at Montauk Lighthouse prior to 1860 alterations at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
View of grounds & ocean at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Ocean view at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Remembrance monument for fishermen lost at sea at Montauk Lighthouse. Montauk, NY.Diagram of at Montauk Lighthouse prior to 1860 alterations at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Model of tower & keeper's house just after its construction in 1797 at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model of lighthouse as of 1860 including original Keeper's house & new Double Keeper's house at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model of lighthouse & submarine spotting tower as of 1943 at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Lighthouse keeper's secretary desk at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Model of tower & keeper's house just after its construction in 1797 at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model of lighthouse as of 1860 including original Keeper's house & new Double Keeper's house at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model of lighthouse & submarine spotting tower as of 1943 at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Lighthouse keeper's secretary desk at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Fresnel lens at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.31/2 Order Fresnel Bivalve Lens aka Lightening Light at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Light from Overfalls Lightship at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Locomotive Headlight Lantern at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Fresnel lens at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.31/2 Order Fresnel Bivalve Lens aka Lightening Light at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Light from Overfalls Lightship (1951-60) at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Locomotive Headlight Lantern (c1916) at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Amistad Memorial plaque at Montauk Lighthouse near Culloden Point where enslaved Africans landed after overpowering crew of La Amistad. Montauk, NY.Information board about The Amistad slave ship at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.La Amistad slave ship model, built by Frank Wadsworth, at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.La Amistad slave ship watercolor on paper at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Amistad Memorial plaque at Montauk Lighthouse near Culloden Point where enslaved Africans landed after overpowering crew of La Amistad. Montauk, NY.Information board about The Amistad slave ship at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.La Amistad slave ship model, built by Frank Wadsworth, at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.La Amistad slave ship watercolor on paper (c1839) at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Cinque, leader of La Amistad captives painting at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Information display about the history of whaling on Long Island at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Ornate paddle carved by Stephen Talkhouse Pharaoh while aboard the whaling schooner Susan at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Beaded bag made by Princess Pocahontas Pharaoh at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Cinque, leader of La Amistad captives painting (c1840) at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Information display about the history of whaling on Long Island at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Ornate paddle (mid-1800's) carved by Stephen Talkhouse Pharaoh while aboard the whaling schooner Susan at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Beaded bag made by Princess Pocahontas Pharaoh at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Splint Gathering Basket attributed to Montaukett Indians at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Toggle harpoon, made by Luther or Edward Cole, & invented in 1848 by Lewis Temple, an African American blacksmith from New Bedford, MA at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model of Great Eastern Steamship largest ship in the world 1899 which ripped open hull in Long Island Sound at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Garbage contents of stomach of sperm whale found dead in Germany at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Splint Gathering Basket attributed to Montaukett Indians at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Toggle harpoon, made by Luther or Edward Cole, & invented in 1848 by Lewis Temple, an African American blacksmith from New Bedford, MA at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Model (c1890's) of Great Eastern Steamship (London, England) largest ship in the world 1899 which ripped open hull in Long Island Sound at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Garbage contents of stomach of sperm whale found dead in Germany at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Photos of Camp Wikoff, Montauk, where troops returning from Cuba at end of Spanish American War were quarantined at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Photo of Teddy Roosevelt at Camp Wikoff Montauk at end of Spanish American War at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Map of Camp Wikoff inhabited by Teddy Roosevelt & troops for quarantine towards end of Spanish American War at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Plate from Montauk Manor opening celebration at Thomas Halsey Homestead at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
Photos of Camp Wikoff, Montauk, where troops returning from Cuba at end of Spanish American War (1898) were quarantined at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Photo of Teddy Roosevelt at Camp Wikoff Montauk at end of Spanish American War at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Map of Camp Wikoff inhabited by Teddy Roosevelt & troops for quarantine towards end of Spanish American War at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Plate from Montauk Manor opening celebration (1927) at Thomas Halsey Homestead at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.
East Hampton Star souvenir edition featuring opening of the luxury hotel, Montauk Manor, at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Serving platter by Lamberton Schammell with rim depicting Montauk Lighthouse at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Plate, cup & saucer labeled Deep Hollow Guest & Cattle Ranch, which served as headquarters for Camp Wikoff, located at Third House, Montauk County Park & considered one of the oldest ranches in America at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Montauk Indian Museum at Second House, remnant from Camp Wikoff. Montauk, NY.
East Hampton Star souvenir edition (1927) featuring opening of the luxury hotel, Montauk Manor, at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Serving platter by Lamberton Schammell with rim depicting Montauk Lighthouse at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Plate, cup & saucer labeled Deep Hollow Guest & Cattle Ranch, which served as headquarters for Camp Wikoff, located at Third House, Montauk County Park & considered one of the oldest ranches in America at Montauk Lighthouse museum. Montauk, NY.Montauk Indian Museum at Second House, remnant from Camp Wikoff. Montauk, NY.

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