U.S. Coast Guard
From the early 1900s to 1990 the front range light had a tall wooden lantern; in 1990 it was restored to an iron lantern. The lighthouse was moved in 1964 from Bayley's Wharf to the grounds of the neighboring Coast Guard station. The Lighthouse Presrvation Society is working with the Coast Guard to restore the tower. For more information contact the Lighthouse Preservation Society, 4 Middle Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Phone (508) 499-0011 or (800) 727-BEAM.
Tower Height: 15
Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower with orange and white cast iron lantern.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1873
Date Present Tower Built: 1873
Date Deactivated: 1961
Current Use: Part of Coast Guard station.
Open To Public? No.
The Coast Guard station is on Water Street in downtown Newburyport. There is street parking near the station. If you wish to enter the station for a close view of the lighthouse, you should first stop in the station and ask for permission. For a view of the range lights from the water, you can take a Newburyport Harbor cruise on the Yankee Clipper. The vessel leaves Newburyport Waterfront Park for 45-minute tours from 11 am to 6:30 pm in summer. Cruises are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Call (888) 975-1842 for information.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: George W. Stickney (June 1, 1873 - October 7, 1886); Matthew F. Barrett (1886-1889 and 1893-1908); Edwin F. Hunt (1889-1893); Bernard W. Barrett (1908-?)