On September 1, 1951, the F/V Pelican capsized off Montauk Point and 45 of the 64 people on board were lost. This year the Montauk Historical Society held its third annual commemoration of that tragic day. Our ultimate aim is to create a permanent memorial to those who went fishing that day, and never came home.
The Montauk Historical Society is a privately funded, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to collect, restore, preserve and display historically significant buildings, objects, and writings, and to preserve the history and cultures of Montauk and the East End for this and future generations.
Over the years since its founding in 1962, MHS has grown and flourished. Currently, our historical society oversees four properties: the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the Second House Museum, the Indian Museum and the Carl Fisher House.
Please explore our website to learn more about what we do.
- New Marker in Montauk Honors Amistad CrewWith thoughtful words, inspired movement and music, and enthusiastic applause on Saturday, the Montauk Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, and Southampton African American Museum … Read more
- Schooner La Amistad’s History Remembered with New Marker at Montauk
- Time Magazine’s Must-SeeLook which lighthouse made the cut in Time Magazine’s 100 Must-See US Landmarks!