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West Chop Light
Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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Location: Entrance to Vineyard Haven Harbor, Martha's Vineyard
Nearest town: Tisbury

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but good views are possible from the road. It can also be seen from many of the ferries to Martha's Vineyard.

41 28 51 N
70 35 59 W
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Station established: 1817; Present tower built: 1891; Automated: 1976
Construction materials: Brick with stone foundation
Tower height: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 84 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1857)
Present optic: Fourth-order Fresnel
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Characteristic: White light occulting every four seconds with red sector
Other buildings still standing: 1881 keeper's house, 1847 fog signal building, 1895 oil house, storage building, 1935 garage
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related sites
Historical Records of Tisbury

Lighthouses of Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Vacation Tips
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