Montauk Point, Long Island: an 1871 visit
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by Charles Parsons.
Oldest lighthouse in New York, from 1796, at The End, Long Island.
Highlight of this early trip to the eastern tip of Long Island was the Montauk
Lighthouse, picturesque beacon to aid early shipping. The author's transportation en route
included boat trips and trekking through sand down the beach, past sites of shipwrecks.
Hear of the early pastor who received some of his remuneration in the form of rights to
parts of stranded whales! And learn of the history this spot already had by 1871. There
were still Indians. Cattle-ranching was practiced. Now a New York State Park.
Among the period illustrations of sailing ships, the lighthouse, and a graveyard, is a
windmill, still standing today. 15 pages.
Order #: VIST0082 paper$3.95
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