Department of Lighthouses and Lightships
Tower Height: 151
Height of Focal Plane: 161
Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Eight-ribbed concrete tower with red and white bands.
This light is operational
1839: Masonry tower; 1920: 33-foot tower; 1936: 82-foot metal tower.
Date Established: 1839
Date Present Tower Built: 1979
Optics: 1839: Sixth-order Fresnel lens; 1902: New sixth-order lens; 1914: Fourth-order Fresnel lens. 1979: Third-order lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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