Montauk Point Lighthouse Facts

The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the fourth oldest lighthouse in The United States. Lit in 1797, the tower stands 110’ 6” tall and 154’ from sea level. In 1789, the United States Congress passed the Lighthouse Act. Signed into law under then President, George Washington, the Lighthouse Act placed the Federal Government in charge of overseeing the building of new lighthouses. In 1792, the Montauk Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse authorized by the Federal Government. It is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. The tower stands 110’ 6” in height from its base and 154’ from sea level. The light flashes every 5 seconds and can be see as far away as 19 nautical miles.

To find out more about the Montauk Point Lighthouse and Museum visit

10×8 Signed Poster  - $20

28×22 Signed Poster  - $30

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