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Cape Poge postcard face - click to enlarge

Cape Poge postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Cape Poge

State: MA
Year established: 1802
Latitude: 41 deg 25 min 14 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 27 min 4 sec W
Height above sea level: 65 feet

Original construction:
35-foot wooden tower

1844: new wooden tower
1880: new lighthouse and keepers house
1893: White 35-foot conical tower moved 40-foot farther inland
Moved farther inland 4 times: 1907, 1922, 1960 & 1987

Automated 1943, active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 6 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 36-37