Montauk Point State Park is located in the village of Montauk at the eastern tip of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York. The Montauk Point Light is a Lighthouse, located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island. Montauk is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches Suffolk County is a county located in the US state of New York. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Montauk Point is the easternmost extremity of the South Fork of Long Island, and thus also of New York State. The South Fork of Suffolk County, New York is a Peninsula in the southeast part of the county on the South Shore of Long Island. The park is at the end of New York State Route 27, Sunrise Highway.
The park contains the Montauk Point Lighthouse, which was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington in 1792. The Montauk Point Light is a Lighthouse, located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island. George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 1796 ( MDCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 1796 ( MDCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The lighthouse and adjacent Camp Hero were heavily fortified with huge guns during World War I and World War II. Camp Hero (also known as Fort Hero or the Montauk Air Force Station was a military base at Montauk Point on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Those gun emplacements and concrete observation bunkers (which are also at nearby Shadmoor State Park) are still visible. Shadmoor State Park is a State park located in Suffolk County New York in the USA.
During the Cold War a huge, long range radar was built at Camp Hero. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the Camp Hero (also known as Fort Hero or the Montauk Air Force Station was a military base at Montauk Point on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York The decommissioned radar has become the topic of an urban legend that it was used for time travel via the Montauk Project. An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them The Montauk Project was alleged to be a series of secret United States government projects conducted at Camp Hero or Montauk Air Force Station
The Amistad, a Spanish ship taken over by slaves in 1839 was captured by the USS Washington near here. La Amistad ( Spanish: "Friendship" was a 19th-century two- masted Schooner built in the United States but owned by a Spaniard The slaves were allowed to briefly disembark here before reimprisoned and taken to New London, Connecticut for trial. New London is a seaport city and a Port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States The Amistad case went before the Supreme Court of the United States. The Amistad, 40 US (15 Pet 518 (1841 was a United States Supreme Court case resulting from the rebellion of slaves on board the Spanish The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. John Quincy Adams successfully argued that the slaves had been kidnapped and they were permitted to return to Africa. John Quincy Adams (July 11 1767 &ndash February 23 1848 was an American diplomat and politician who served as the sixth President of the United States The case fanned the debate over abolition of slavery. Abolitionism was a political movement of the 18th and 19th century which sought to make Slavery illegal particularly in the United States and British West Indies
Picnic tables, Food, Playground, Nature trail, Fishing, Hunting (Seasonal small and big game), Hiking, Cross-country skiing. Site of some of the best surf-fishing in the world; See seals sun themselves on rocks.
Montauk Point Light in stormy weather