I indicated in my previous post that I would post what I saw at the top, forgetting that I had a few images of the windows I passed as I wound my way up through the lighthouse. These two images are the same window with different “moods” and perspectives. Thanks for stopping by.
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.
I wonder if there are any still living who possess the creativity, artistry, and craftsmanship represented by these Fresnel lenses. They are truly magnificent!
Next post (I promise): we start climbing!
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.
We all need it sometimes. (Click the image for a larger view.)
A seaside view of the iconic Jones Beach water tower and several of the buildings along the boardwalk.