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Deer Island Light
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
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Location: Near Deer Island, Boston Harbor
Nearest town: Winthrop
42 20 24 N
70 57 17 W
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Station established: 1890; Present tower built: 1982
Construction material (original tower): Cast iron
Construction material (present tower): Fiberglass
Tower height: 51 feet (present tower), focal plane: 53 feet.
This lighthouse no longer exists (replaced by modern fiberglass structure).
The modern tower can be seen from many sightseeing cruises leaving Boston and from a public trail around Deer Island.
Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Alternating white and red flash every 5 seconds.
Related Sites
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
The Deer Island Sewage Treatment Facility
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