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Graves postcard face - click to enlarge

Graves postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Graves postcard face - click to enlarge

Graves postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Graves

State: MA
Year established: 1905
Latitude: 42 deg 21 min 54 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 52 min 9 sec W
Height above sea level: 98 feet

Original construction:
present 113-foot light- gray, conical granite tower

Status:
automated in 1976; converted to solar power in 2001; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
2 white flashes every 12 seconds visible for 15 nautical miles; fog signal 2 blasts every 20 seconds

Notes:
Its Fresnel lens, 12 feet high and nine feet in diameter, sits in storage at the Smithsonian Institution

More information:

http://lighthouse.cc/graves/index.html
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 61

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