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The Lighting of the Light is Around the Corner

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:15

The Montauk Historical Society’s Lighthouse Committee is gearing up for the return of the holiday lighting of the Lighthouse on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. The lights will be turned on by Capt. Paul Forsberg Sr., to whom this year’s ceremony is dedicated, at 5:15. The committee is accepting donations to defray the cost of lighting up the landmark, which has been estimated to be around $50,000. Checks can be made payable to the Montauk Historical Society and sent to P.O. Box 943, Montauk 11954. 

Those who don’t want to get bogged down in traffic for this popular event might enjoy watching it from the water. The Viking Starship will run a cruise to see the lighting. It will depart at 4 p.m. from the Viking dock and return at about 6. Tickets for ages 13 and up are $25; children 12 and under get onboard for free. Tickets can be purchased at the Viking office or online at All proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse.

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