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Historic 1903 Lens Returned to Top of Montauk Point Lighthouse

Montauk Point Lighthouse Lens 27east

By Michael Wright

The beams of light extending out in two directions from the top of the Montauk Point Lighthouse swept across the moorlands for the first time in decades on Monday night.

For most of the 20th century, the light beams that appear as a sweeping flood of light up close, but a flash every 8 seconds from a distance, was one of the brightest ever devised in its time, thanks to a special lens that focused reflected light into a concentrated laser of light far brighter than the bulb behind it could generate on its own.

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