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Monomoy Point

State: MA
Year established: 1823
Latitude: 41 deg 33 min 34 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 59 min 37 sec W
Height above sea level: 47 feet

Original construction:
wooden tower & iron lantern atop brick keeper's house

1849: 40-foot cast iron, brick-lined tower, connected with white dwelling by covered way

Decommissioned in 1923; managed by U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 103