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NED'S POINT LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MATTAPOISETT HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: MATTAPOISETT
County: PLYMOUTH
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1837


Ned's Point Light
1993 photo by George Heinz
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1838
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1952-1961
  • Automated: 1923
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1888
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
  • Height of Focal Plane: 41
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO, RELOCATED TO WING'S NECK LIGHT
  • Year Constructed: 1888
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN TOWN PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) / TOWN OF MATTAPOISETT (GROUNDS)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001488
Name of Listing: NED POINT LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1987

Miscellaneous:
KEEPER'S HOUSE RELOCATED TO WING'S NECK 1923



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