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Ned Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Ned Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Ned Point

State: MA
Year established: 1837
Latitude: 41 deg 39 min 3 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 47 min 44 sec W
Height above sea level: 41 feet

Original construction:
Rubblestone tower

1888: new lantern on present 39-foot stone tower

automated 1923; decommissioned 1952-1961; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
alternating 3 seconds white, 3 seconds dark, visible for 12 nautical miles

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 110