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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Bird Island Light
Marion, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Entrance to Sippican Harbor, Buzzards Bay

Nearest town: Marion

41 40 12 N
70 42 58 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1819; Current lighthouse tower built: 1819. Deactivated 1933-1997; relighted 1997
Construction material: Stone; Tower height: 31 feet; Height of focal plane: 37 feet

Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel lens (1856)

Present optic: 300 mm, solar powered, Characteristic: White flash every six seconds

Private aid to navigation maintained by:

Bird Island Lighthouse Preservation Society
2 Spring Street

Marion, MA 02738

Phone: (508) 748-0550

Related sites
Town of Marion
Ghosts of the Massachusetts Lights
Roseate tern fact sheet
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