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EDGARTOWN HARBOR LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: EDGARTOWN HARBOR / EASTERN END OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Nearest City: EDGARTOWN
County: DUKES
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1828


Edgartown Harbor Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo, 1981
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1939
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1939
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS W/FILL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1988
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, (1875 TOWER MOVED FROM IPSWICH IN 1939)
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1828
  • Description: CAPE COD STYLE
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED IN 1938 HURRICANE AND REPLACED WITH TOWER FROM IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS (WHERE IT HAD BEEN ONE OF TWO RANGE LIGHTS)
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN (REMOVED 1988)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE 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 #87001465
Name of Listing: EDGARTOWN HARBOR LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

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