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Wood End Light
Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Wood End Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Entrance to Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod; Nearest town: Provincetown

42 01 16 N
70 11 37 W

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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the area around it can be reached after a fairly strenuous walk across the breakwater from Provincetown's West End.

Station established: 1872; Present lighthouse built: 1872; Automated: 1961

Construction materials: brick with concrete foundation

Tower height: 39 feet; Height of focal plane: 45 feet

Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel lens

Present optic: VRB-25, solar powered

Characteristic: Flashing red every 10 seconds

Other structures still standing: brick oil house

Fog signal: horn (originally bell), one blast every 30 seconds
Click here to hear Wood End's fog signal

Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The tower is maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation
Related Sites
Provincetown Area Web Directory
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Next lighthouse: Long Point Light
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