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East Chop Light
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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Location: East side of Vineyard Haven entrance, Martha's Vineyard
Nearest town: Oak Bluffs
41 28 13 N
70 34 03 W
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Accessibility: Sunset tours are offered on Sundays from mid-June to mid-September. Tours are available from 1 1/2 hours prior to sunset to 1/2 hour after. Click here for the schedule.

Station established: 1878; Present lighthouse built: 1878; Automated: 1933
Construction material: Cast iron
Height of tower: 40 feet; Height of focal plane: 79 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel
Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Three second green flash alternating with three seconds of darkness
 
Other buildings still standing: None
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation
Maintained by:
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Related sites
Town of Oak Bluffs
Lighthouses of Martha's Vineyard

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