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Minot's Ledge Light
Scituate, Massachusetts
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Minot's Ledge Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Cohasset Rocks, outside Boston Harbor
Nearest towns: Scituate and Cohasset
42 16 12 N
70 45 30 W
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The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen distantly from points along the shore of Cohasset and Scituate, but is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1850; Present lighthouse built: 1860; Automated: 1947
Construction materials: Granite; Tower height: 114 feet; Height of focal plane: 85 feet
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1860), Third-order Fresnel (1947); Present optic: 300 mm (solar powered)
Characteristic: Flashing white (1-4-3); Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1858 keeper's house, assistant keeper's house and oil house (all on Government Island, Cohasset)
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites:
Town of Scituate
Town of Cohasset
Introduction to Plymouth County
Alexander Parris Digital Project
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