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Restored Fresnel Lens Shines Again At Montauk Lighthouse

The pilot program, commenced by the United States Coast Guard, returns the lighthouse to its original state and helps with data collection.

By Lisa Finn

MONTAUK, NY — A piece of the Montauk Lighthouse’s rich history has been restored, thanks to a pilot program commenced by the United States Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard re-lit a clamshell Fresnel lens Monday at Montauk Point Lighthouse, as part of a data collection pilot program with the support and partnership of the Montauk Historical Society, the USCG said.

The two-year program aims to assess Fresnel lens operation and condition in an environmentally controlled lantern room, officials added.

Read the complete article in Patch.