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LONG ISLAND HEAD LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NORTHEAST END LONG ISLAND / BOSTON HARBOR
Nearest City: QUINCY
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1819



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1901
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1982-1985
  • Automated: 1918
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 120
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1844/1881
  • Description: CAST IRON TOWERS; 1844 TOWER PAINTED WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1819
  • Description: 28-FOOT STONE TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (REMOVED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001481
Name of Listing: LONG ISLAND HEAD LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINALLY REFERRED TO AS INNER HARBOR LIGHT; ISLAND OCCUPIED BY STATE PRISON HOSPITAL; STATION PART OF BOSTON ISLAND NATIONAL RECREATION AREA



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