Montauk Point Light

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Montauk Point Light

 
Location: the east end of Long Island on Turtle Hill near Montauk, NY
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 23 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... * WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

About Montauk Point Light

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The location of the light is the east end of Long Island on Turtle Hill. The nearest city is Montauk, NY. The station was first established in 1796. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1797.

The lighthouse is a octagonal pyramidal tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 168 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. The tower height is 111 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 660 (U.S.)
ARLHS USA-512

Automated in 1987.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13205

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

Montauk Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 07, 1969, reference number 69000142.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Devin Stein
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