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White Island Light (Isles of Shoals Light)
Rye, New Hampshire
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Location: Southern tip of White Island, southernmost of the Isles of Shoals; Nearest town: Rye, New Hampshire

Accessibility: The island is not open to the public; the best views are from cruises to the Isles of Shoals.

42 58 02 N
70 37 24 W
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Station established: 1821; Present lighthouse built: 1859; Automated: 1986
Construction material: Brick with cast iron lantern.
Height of tower: 58 feet; Height of focal plane: 82 feet
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1855)
Present optic: VLB-44 light emitting diode unit (LED)
Characteristic: Flashing white every 15 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
 
USCG ANT South Portland Photo
Other buildings still standing: keeper's house, covered walkway, two outbuildings.
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, owned by the State of New Hampshire
Related sites
The Lighthouse Kids
Seacoast New Hampshire 
Audubon Society of New Hampshire
White Island Tern Restoration Project
 

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