The Montauk Lighthouse was built on June 7, 1796, on a bluff and was completed on Nov 5, 1796, 300 feet from the edge of the cliff at the east end. It was the first lighthouse that was built in New York and is currently the 4th oldest lighthouse in the United States that is active (Montauk). Furthermore, the lighthouse is 110 feet, 6 inches high, and there are 137 steps to get to the top of the tower. As I know from experience, it does in fact feel like it takes more than 100 steps to get to the top of the tower. Originally, the lighthouse was built to guide and protect mariners, also to promote the wealth of the United States during the time. Every 5 seconds the light on top of the lighthouse flashes and can be seen 19 miles away (Montauk). Early on schemers were alert that erosion would sooner or later demoralize the tower, so they positioned the Lighthouse on the landward side of Turtle area of stability, approximately 300 feet from the boundary of the bluff(Montauk).With a normal erosion pace of extra than one foot... [continues]
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