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Eastern Point Light
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Location: East side of Gloucester Harbor entrance
Nearest city: Gloucester
42 34 49 N
70 39 52 W
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Accessibility: The station is closed to the public, but there is a parking lot nearby and the breakwater next to the lighthouse is open all year, with good views of the lighthouse. There are "private road" signs posted in the Eastern Point neighborhood, but visitors are permitted to drive to the lighthouse.
Station established: 1832; Current lighthouse tower built: 1890; Automated: 1985
Construction material: Brick
Tower height: 36 feet; Height of focal plane: 57 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1857); Current optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1879 keeper's house, 1894 oil house, 1947 garage, 1951 fog signal building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, duplex keeper's house serves as housing for Coast Guard families
Related sites
Cape Ann Vacations
The Gloucester Guide by Joseph Garland
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
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