"Montauk Light over the Point" Montauk, NY
Montauk Light over the Point
Gearing up for a big New Year's Eve of napping and reading, I decided to take a drive out to Montauk and walk the beach, but then decided to keep going to the point to see the lighthouse where I was last as a child. It was a clear warm day and I let my good friend Clooney (a dog) out to run, albeit against park regulations I'm sure. The shot looked like it would be excellent when I realize I had enough juice for a quick flight and one or two perfect pictures. Well, I got one. Montauk Light stands just 100 feet from the bluff and has a long history of protecting mariners on their way to New York. It was the first public works project funded by the American government under President Washington. I'm also told that my great grandfather eight generations back, Henry Packer Dering (first Customs Master in Sag Harbor), helped site the location for it. We hope you love this view as much as we do and hang a print on your wall!