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Location: Nantucket Island; Nearest town: Nantucket
41 17 24 N
70 05 25 W
Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public; the
lighthouse is within walking distance of the ferry landing. The tower
is not open to the public.
Station established: 1746; Current lighthouse tower
built: 1901; Automated: 1965
Construction material: Wood
Tower height: 26 feet; Height of focal plane: 26 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel (1901); Current
optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Red light eclipsed every four seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1856 lighthouse (without
1856 keeper's house, two range light towers (1908), oil
house, storage building, garage, 1936 boathouse
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
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