New Use Planned for Montauk Fog Siren Building

New Use Planned for Montauk Fog Siren Building
Montauk Point Lighthouse, photo USCG.

East Hampton Star: With the blessing of the Montauk Lighthouse Committee, Jimmy Buffett, Bettina Stelle, and Russell Drumm, a senior writer at The Star, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 and create the Oceans Institute in a building on the Lighthouse grounds that was previously used to house a fog siren.

After a conversation on the beach with the other two, Mr. Drumm approached the Lighthouse committee, an arm of the Montauk Historical Society, with the idea in February. The 1897 building in question, with a cupola on its roof, sits between the Lighthouse and the World War II fire control tower and has been used for years as storage. Its original plans are stored at the Lighthouse.

Read more about the efforts to create the Oceans Institute in the former fog siren building of the Montauk Lighthouse.

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