NOTE: The Lighthouse Grounds, Museum and Gift Shop are open from 10:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday and from 10:30 to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday. (The Lighthouse Tower remains closed to the public because of our restoration project, but we hope to open it soon. Please watch this space!)
June 10—THE GOLDEN AGE OF MONTAUK SPORTFISHING
July 1—THE LOST BOYS OF MONTAUK
August 2—KEEPING THE MONTAUK LIGHT
September 1—DARK NOON
225TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER 2021
In 1994, when the world was young, two keen sportfishermen — Bill Akin and Joe Gaviola — decided to record some of the fish tales they’d been hearing for most of their lives. So they invited legendary Montauk anglers to the Tipperary Inn, where they interviewed them at length about the good old days. Those interviews have formed the basis of Bill’s wonderful new book, THE GOLDEN AGE OF MONTAUK SPORTFISHING. Bill and Joe will talk about how the book evolved, reading excerpts and answering questions from the audience.
THE LOST BOYS OF MONTAUK tells the story of the 1984 disappearance of the fishing vessel Wind Blown and its young, four-man crew. The tragedy is remembered keenly by many here in Montauk, and Amanda Fairbanks’s book about it has rocketed onto the bestseller list, garnering rave reviews in the national press, and inspiring spirited discussion here at home. We are very pleased to welcome Amanda to the Lighthouse, where she will read excerpts from her book and answer questions posed by Tom Clavin, bestselling author of DARK NOON, the brilliant, definitive book about 1951’s Pelican disaster.
CHILDREN’S BOOK EVENT!
Barbara Strong Borsack will read her wonderful children’s book, KEEPING THE MONTAUK LIGHT, based on the diary her great-grandmother kept when she was growing up in the Montauk Point Lighthouse in the late 1800s. Barbara will be joined by artist Teresa Lawler, who will talk about her beautiful illustrations for the book, and how they came to be. This promises to be a very special event for children and their parents.
TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED
Tom Clavin will join us at the Lighthouse on September 1st, the 70th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Pelican, which was the subject of his page-turning book, DARK NOON. More details about this event will be provided later in the summer.
Books by all of these authors will be available through the Lighthouse Gift Shop.