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Long Island Head Light
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
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Long Island Head Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Long Island, Boston Harbor; Nearest city: Quincy
42 19 48 N
70 57 30 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public; the lighthouse is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1819; Current lighthouse tower built: 1901; Deactivated: 1982-85, relighted 1985
Construction material: Brick; Tower height: 52 feet; Height of focal plane: 120 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1857); Present optic: VLB-44 (LED), solar powered


Characteristic: Flashing white every 2.5 seconds
Owned by the National Park Service (part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area)
Related sites
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
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