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Portsmouth Harbor Light

(Fort Point Light, Fort Constitution Light, New Castle Light)

New Castle, New Hampshire
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Aerial view of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Jeremy D'Entremont


Location: Next to Fort Constitution, Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Harbor; off Route 1B in New Castle, New Hampshire.

43 04 18 N
70 42 30 W

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Station Established: 1771; Present Tower Built: 1878; Automated: 1960
   
Construction Material: Cast iron with brick lining

Tower Height: 48 feet; Focal Plane: 52 feet
 
  Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens

Lens
 
 Characteristic: Fixed Green; Visibility: 12 nautical miles

Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds

 Other buildings still standing: 1872 keeper's house, 1903 oil house

Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Lighthouse is managed by

Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses

A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation

Related sites:

Fort Constitution Historic Site

Fort Constitution (by Pete Payette)
Seacoast NH.com
New Castle, New Hampshire Home Page
Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor



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