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DUXBURY PIER LIGHT
("BUG LIGHT")


State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: DUXBURY BAY
Nearest City: PLYMOUTH
County: PLYMOUTH
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1871


Duxbury Pier Light
NPS photo by Karmen Bisher, 2005
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED BASE
  • Shape: CONICAL "SPARK PLUG"
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 47
  • Original Optic: FOURTH-ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 35
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, FORMERLY AN ENCLOSED AREA OF THE GALLERY (BUILT 1897)
  • Original Fog Signal Type: BELL
  • Current Fog Signal Type: MODERN HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: N/A

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO PROJECT GURNET & BUG LIGHTS

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FIRST CAST-IRON CAISSON FOUNDATION LIGHT STATION IN U.S.; REFURBISHED 1984 & 2001



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