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NEWBURYPORT HARBOR RANGE LIGHTS

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NEAR MERRIMAC RIVER
Nearest City: NEWBURYPORT
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1873



Existing Historic Tower (REAR RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1961
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/CAST IRON/WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns:
  • Shape: SQUARE HOURGLASS
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 58
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower (FRONT RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1961
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE (1964)
  • Construction Materials: STEEL W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH ORANGE AND WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 15 FEET
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1964
Fresnel Lens Disposition:

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? UNKNOWN

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures:

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER (REAR) / U.S. COAST GUARD (FRONT)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87000887
Name of Listing: NEWBURYPORT HARBOR REAR RANGE LIGHT (FRONT RANGE - 87001486)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE RELOCATED FROM BAYLEY'S WHARF TO SITE ADJACENT MERRIMAC RIVER COAST GUARD STATION IN 1964



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