Days of Pirates And Play

Montauk Lighthouse
Montauk Lighthouse The East Hampton Star Arcive

    Once a year, the staff at the Montauk Lighthouse presents Lighthouse Weekend, which offers an opportunity to take a step back in time and learn the ways of colonial people. The event will take place on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
There will be old-fashioned games with Shari Crawford, basket weaving with Camille Meade, and leather crafting with Steve Crawford. Stuart Vorpahl will demonstrate how to trap fish, and the Kings of the Coast Pirates, a scary-looking lot, will recreate a pirate battle complete with “Arrs!” and “Blimeys!” and a shout of “Fire in the hole!” before a very loud cannon is blasted. They may even dance the hempen jig. The pirates will perform twice a day each day, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Some of them will mingle with the crowd afterward.
There will also be face painting, book signings, artwork, and boat-safety tips offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for those over 65, and $4 for children 12 and under. The fee to park, which is charged until 4 p.m., is $8.