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Brant Point Light
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Nantucket Island; Nearest town: Nantucket
41 17 24 N
70 05 25 W
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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 lantern),
1856 keeper's house, two range light towers (1908), oil house, storage building, garage, 1936 boathouse
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Town of Nantucket
Yesterday's Island
Marie Fox Folk Art: "Nantucket Island"
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