Montauk Light

Montauk Point Light

On April 12, 1792, Montauk Point Light was authorized by President George Washington.  It was the first lighthouse built in the state of New York and one of the first public works projects of the United States.

Star Routes

Star Routes

On March 3, 1845, a congressional act established star routes.  Businesses would carry mail under contract with the post office on these postal routes.