Montauk Point Light – NY

Watercolor… New York’s Montauk Point Lighthouse, on Turtle Hill, built in 1796, is the 4th oldest navigation light tower in the United States. This tapered, octagonal sandstone citadel, was originally constructed at seventy-eight-feet, with 7-foot thick walls at its base, built over top a 13-foot deep foundation. A large brick Keeper’s house was added in 1837 and earlier wooden residence buildings converted for ancillary use. The tower received a vertical extension in 1860, raising elevation to its present 110-foot height. In 1942, an adjacent concrete tower was erected as a “Fire Control Center” for the nearby, costal defense batteries and bases at Fort Hero and Fort Pond Bay. These military facilities were abandoned in 1949. A succession of luminary upgrades to the Montauk Light preceded automation in 1987 and installation of state-of-art optics. In the same year, a lease arranged between the Coast Guard, which had control of the light since 1946, and the Montauk Historical Society, precipitated a thorough repair and restorations to the keeper’s house, the light tower, facilities and grounds. Montauk Point Light was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2012.

Size of Painting: 9 x 12" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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