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STRAITSMOUTH ISLAND LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: STRAITSMOUTH ISLAND
Nearest City: ROCKPORT
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1835


Straitsmouth Island Light
1993 photo by Tim Smith, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1967
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/ASPHALT
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 37
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 46
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1850??
  • Description: WHITE OCTAGONAL TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN CONNECTED TO DWELLING BY WALKWAY; REFITTED 1857
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1835
  • Description: 19-FOOT BRICK TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building: NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1878
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, BRICK CISTERN W/WOOD ROOF

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN BIRD REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETY (KEEPERS)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87001487
Name of Listing: STRAITSMOUTH ISLAND LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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