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!)
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.