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EAST CHOP (TELEGRAPH HILL) LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MARTHAS VINEYARD / VINEYARD HAVEN ENTRANCE
Nearest City: OAK BLUFFS
County: DUKES
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1869


East Chop (Telegraph Hill) Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1933
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 79
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1869
  • Description: PRIVATELY BUILT LIGHTHOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED)
  • Year Constructed: 1877
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN TOWN PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87001480
Name of Listing: EAST CHOP LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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