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Montauk is a hamlet in East Hampton on Long Island in New York

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  1. Montauk is the self proclaimed "Surfcasting Capital of the World:.
  2. In 1942, four German spies land on Amagansett beach from a German U-Boat. They are eventually caught.
  3. The Montauk Point Light was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
  4. Montauk is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York state.
  5. The character Quint from the movie Jaws, played by Robert Shaw, was based on Frank Mundus, a shark hunter from Montauk. In the movie, Quint mentions he "caught a 16-footer shark off of Montauk."

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