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State: MA
Year established: 1811
Latitude: 42 deg 12 min 17 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 42 min 57 sec W
Height above sea level: 70 feet

Original construction:
50-foot brick, granite octagonal tower; covered way to dwelling

Decommissioned 1860-1990; private aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 15 seconds

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 118