First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse- documentary

Release Date:2006

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Director:

Tom Garber

Writer:

Tom Garber

Cast:

Terry Rabine (himself/narrator)

Jeff Jones (voice)

Milton Carnery (voice)

Chris Young (voice)

Click HERE for Full Cast and Crew


Locations of L.I. Shoots:

Montauk Point(aerial view)


Overview:

Tom Garber's documentary, First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse,takes a look at the struggles that famed architect and builder John McComb Jr. faced in constructing New York's first lighthouse. It also provides the audience with a sense of the treacherous waters surrounding Montauk Point and the shipwrecks of the Culloden, the Flying Cloud, and John Milton that occurred just off its shores. The story of Giorgina Reid, who at the age of 70 decided she was going to save the Lighthouse from erosion, is an interesting accompaniment to the history and the struggles associated with Long Island's iconic, perhaps most famous, and oldest lighthouse.


Of Interest:

Click HERE to visit the First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse website

In addition to being nominated for a 2008 New York Emmy, First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse won the 2007 Platinum REMI for Best Historical Documentary

ClickHEREto visit the Montauk Point Lighthouse website


To find out about another facet of Long Island's seafaring history, in particular the U.S. Life-Saving Service, pleasetake a lookat Mr. Garber's documentary, Storm Warriorswhich is also included on this website.



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