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To Honor the Montauk Lighthouse

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 16:06
The Montauk Lighthouse as seen in July of 2019
Jane Bimson

The United States Postal Service has recently issued a series of Mid-Atlantic lighthouse Forever stamps that includes one of the Montauk Lighthouse. Other lighthouses included in the pane of 20 stamps are those in Navesink, N.J., Erie Harbor, Pa., Harbor of Refuge, Del., and Thomas Point Shoal in Maryland.

The Montauk Lighthouse became a national historic landmark in 2012 and is the oldest lighthouse in New York and one of the oldest in continuous operation in the United States. The stamps are being sold for $11 per book at post offices across the country and online at

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