light stairs

It was a dizzying climb to the top of the lighthouse. The relatively small space and limited field of vision was disorienting, in a fun kind of way.

The Lighthouse was completed on November 5, 1796 and is the oldest Lighthouse in the State of New York and the 4th oldest Lighthouse in the United States. The Tower is 110′ 6″ tall and there are 137 iron steps to the top of the tower. Thanks for that Google.

If you would like to explore the story and history of the Montauk Lighthouse a bit more, this is a good place to start: https://montauklighthouse.com/info/lighthouse-history/ Next: what I found at the top.

light stories and lenses

There is a $12 fee to enter the privately run museum at the lighthouse. The museum is modest in size and scope, but, the gentleman who was taking tickets to climb the lighthouse was an expert in all things lighthouse: the history of the Montauk Point Lighthouse; the amazing Fresnel lenses that shoot light across the ocean; how erosion is controlled so the lighthouse doesn’t fall into the sea, to name a few.

These lenses are amazing works of art in and of themselves. Thanks for stopping by. Next up: inside the lighthouse.

light at the end of the island

Here are some images of the Montauk Lighthouse at the end of the island. It was a beautiful day to explore in and around the lighthouse.

If you want to read more about this National Historic Landmark check out this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Point_Light

According to our friends at Wikipedia, the lighthouse was constructed in 1796. The building in front is a privately run museum.

Thanks for stopping by. Soon to come: interior images.

end of the island

The spring weather in Illinois and in New York has been more like a crazy mash-up of Fall with a touch of Winter: lots of cold rain and gray skies. During my recent trip to New York a beautiful, sunny, bright day made an appearance that coincided with a last minute decision to go to the end of the island. So glad I did.