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Nauset Light
and the Three Sisters of Nauset
Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Nauset Light Beach, east coast of Cape Cod
Nearest town: Eastham
41 51 36 N
69 57 12 W
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Established: 1838
Present tower constructed (in Chatham): 1877 (moved to Eastham in 1923)
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining, concrete foundation
Tower height: 48 feet
Original optic in present location: Fourth-order Fresnel
Present optic: DCB-224

DCB-224 beacons
Characteristic: Alternating red and white flashes every 5 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1875 keeper's house, 1892 brick oil house, 1926 garage
Private aid to navigation owned by National Park Service; operated by
Nauset Light Preservation Society
P.O. Box 941
Eastham, MA 02642
Accessibility: The grounds are open all year, and the lighthouse is open during open houses in season. Click here for directions. (Please note: In the summer, the Cape Cod National Seashore collects parking fees until 4:30 p.m. each day. Therefore, be prepared to pay Cape Cod National Seashore for "Daily Parking" if you arrive before 4:30 p.m.)

The schedule of open houses can be seen here.
Related site
Cape Cod Online
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