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Ten Pound Island Light
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Location: Gloucester Harbor; Nearest city: Gloucester
Accessibility: The island is open to private boaters, but there is no landing facility except a small sandy beach. The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
42 36 06 N
70 39 54 W
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Station established: 1821; Present lighthouse built: 1881; Discontinued: 1956; Relighted: 1989
Construction material: Cast iron with brick lining
Height of tower: 30 feet; Height of focal plane: 57 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: Two blasts every 20 seconds
Other buildings still standing: Oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; grounds managed by the City of Gloucester
Related sites
Cape Ann Web
The Gloucester Guide by Joseph Garland
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
Previous lighthouse: Baker's Island Light
Next lighthouse: Eastern Point Light
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