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Highland Light (Cape Cod Light)
North Truro, Massachusetts
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Location: Cape Cod National Seashore, east side of Cape Cod. Nearest town: Truro, Massachusetts

Accessibility: The grounds are open all year; the lighthouse is open from May 1 to late October. Guided tours of the lighthouse tower are available seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


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42 02 21 N
70 03 44 W

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Station established: 1797; Present lighthouse built: 1857; Automated: 1986

Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, owned by Cape Cod National Seashore.

Managed by:
Cape Cod Highland Light and Museum
P.O. Box 1123
Truro, MA 02666
(508) 487-1121
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Construction material: Brick, cast iron

Tower height: 66 feet; Height of focal plane: 170 feet

Other structures still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1857 generator shed

Earlier optic: First-order Fresnel lens (1857); Present optic: VRB-25 (below)


Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds

VRB-25
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