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WOOD END LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: ENTRANCE TO PROVINCETOWN HARBOR
Nearest City: PROVINCETOWN
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1864


Wood End Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo, 1980
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1960
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1864
  • Description: DAYMARK
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1961)
  • Year Constructed: 1896
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1896)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001504
Name of Listing: WOOD END LIGHT LOOKOUT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

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