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Graves Light
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
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Graves Light
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Location: Outer Boston Harbor; entrance to Broad Sound Channel. Nearest town: Winthrop
42 21 54 N
70 52 09 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from points along the shore in Winthrop (Shore Drive), Hull (Nantasket Beach), and Nahant, but is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1905; Present lighthouse built: 1905
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 113 feet; Height of focal plane: 98 feet
Original optic: First-order Fresnel. Present optic: VRB-25 (right)
Characteristic: Two white flashes every 12 seconds. Fog signal: Two blasts every 20 seconds
Other buildings still standing: Oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
VRB-25
Related sites
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
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