Bay Shore Firm On Long Island Tapped For $30.7M Montauk Lighthouse Project

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H&L Contracting of Bay Shore has been awarded a $30.7 million contract for a restoration project at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. The contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is for a two-year project to safeguard the landmark from shoreline erosion and is expected to start this spring, according to a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

Commissioned by George Washington and constructed in 1796, the lighthouse was built about 300 feet from the receding edge of a bluff, but today it is less than 100 feet from the edge.

The project aims to create a new 840-foot stone revetment and add 15-ton armor stone to protect it from further erosion.

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Costs will be shared by the project’s sponsors with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation committing $15.4 million in NY Works funding as the project’s non-federal sponsor. The local sponsor, the Montauk Historical Society, will maintain the site after construction is complete.


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