Erosion at Montauk Point

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:50 am

While the article speaks of the end of Long Island, they use the lighthouse to make a point ... from 27East
The Montauk Lighthouse is the clearest symbol of long-term erosion. When it was built in 1796, it was almost 300 feet from the cliff’s edge. Today, waves break less than 50 feet from its base. The East Hampton Town Board has been lobbying Congress for funding to build an 840-foot stone revetment to protect the lighthouse, at a cost of $14.6 million. Congressman Bishop announced on February 25 on his website that he had secured $191,000 for the Montauk Point project within the 2009 appropriations bill.

The complete article ... http://www.27east.com/story_detail.cfm?id=198088
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