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Montauk Point Lighthouse
Montauk Point Lighthouse. Photo: Ralph Pugliese, Jr.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

Open to the public as a museum today, the lighthouse was built in 1796 and underwent significant restoration and erosion control during the late 1990's. The legacy of the historical structure is documented on video, in various reports describing its restoration, and in a booklet published for its bicentennial in 1996. Also included is the book Bully!, which tells the story of the Rough Riders under Theodore Roosevelt at nearby Camp Wikoff.

Originally submitted by: Michael P. Forbes, Representative (1st District).



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