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MONOMOY POINT LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MONOMOY ISLAND OFF CAPE COD
Nearest City: CHATHAM
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1823


Monomoy Point Light
Photo by Brian Tague courtesy Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1849
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1923
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: IRON PANELS W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 47
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1823
  • Description: LIGHT ON KEEPERS DWELLING 25 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL
  • Fate/Disposition: DETERIORATED
  • 2. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1849
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1894), GENERATOR BUILDING

Current Use: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE - MONOMOY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUFE

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79000324
Name of Listing: MONOMOY POINT LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
IT WAS DECIDED IN 1923 THAT CHATHAM LIGHT WAS SUFFICIENT FOR AREA; STATION RESTORED IN 1988; CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AT BREWSTER, MA, USES STATION AS AN EDUCATIONAL CENTER



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