Montauk Lighthouse

Montauk Lighthouse (HM2L60)

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N 41° 4.268', W 71° 51.467'

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was authorized to be constructed by
President George Washington in 1795 and
completed in 1797, at a cost of $22,300.00.
When the Light was completed, it stood
some three hundred feet from the edge
of the cliff. The sandstone tower is
28 feet in diameter, of an octagonal shape
and 80 feet to the lantern. Sperm oil
was used until the 1860's to light the
lantern, after that, kerosene was used
until the 1940's when an electric lamp
of 300,000 candle power was installed.
The Light is a ten second flash with a
range of nineteen (19) miles in clear weather,
and four miles in foggy weather.
HM NumberHM2L60
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTown of East Hampton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 259900 N 4550589
Decimal Degrees41.07113333, -71.85778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 4.268', W 71° 51.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 4' 16.08" N, 71° 51' 28.02" W
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