Lighthouse: Tentative opening date of April 15 - in light of precautionary measures being advised by NY State, the Board of Directors has decided to postpone our opening until a tentative date of April 15. We will keep updates on our website.
The First Phase of the Montauk Lighthouse Restoration is completed. Detailed photos show the process during the First Phase of Restoration.
Paint removal, repair and preparation of intricate details were required prior to application of primer and ﬁnish paint.
Old paint was removed from the vent ball and roof. Surfaces were prepared for primer and ﬁnish coats. Finally, primer and ﬁnish coats were applied to lantern vent ball and roof.
Paint removal required multiple applications of stripper to expose the brick. Look closely and you’ll see the 1860 brick extension revealed a carving, A.D. 1860, in one of the bricks to the south west of the lantern doorway catwalk access.
Defective mortar joint was removed, then new historic mortar joint was installed on masonry. A ﬁnal application of moisture permeable mineral paint was then applied to restored historic sandstone and mortar.