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The mighty Montauk Lighthouse shines on. (Photo credit: David Benthal)

If you’ve ever met anyone involved in the preservation, upkeep, historical fact-finding or the general day-to-day operations of the Montauk Lighthouse, you may well become convinced that this glorious 1796 structure is held together by the mortar of sheer collective dedication. But there’s a lot more to it than passion. 

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that the lighthouse, and the eroded lands surrounding it, have been undergoing some thoroughly major work aimed at keeping it around for another couple of centuries. But you can’t simply slap a coat of paint on a near-230-year-old national historic landmark and call it a day. That’s just the icing on the seaside cake. 

Take a listen to this week’s Southside Stories podcast to hear more…