Montauk Point Lighthouse

Montauk Point Lighthouse by Scott Heaney

Montauk Point Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located at the easternmost point of Long Island, New York. It was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. The lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington in 1792 and was completed in 1796. It stands at a height of 110 feet and its beacon can be seen for up to 20 miles out to sea.
Over the years, the Montauk Point Lighthouse has undergone several renovations and upgrades to its structure and technology. It was originally lit with whale oil lamps and later upgraded to a fourth-order Fresnel lens powered by kerosene. Today, the beacon is powered by solar panels and is automated. The lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction and is open to the public for tours. It is also a popular spot for weddings and other special events.