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NEWBURYPORT HARBOR (PLUM ISLAND) LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: PLUM ISLAND / IPSWICH BAY
Nearest City: NEWBURYPORT
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1788


Newburyport Harbor (Plum Island) Light
National Register of Historic Places photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1898
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1951
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE (ORIG. WOOD)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • 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:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 50
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS PLACED BACK IN TOWER AS THE OPERATIONAL OPTIC
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1788
  • Description: TWO TOWERS (2ND TOWER ERECTED 1816)
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1887
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: TOWER - CITY OF NEWBURYPORT WITH USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC / KEEPERS QUARTERS - U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001485
Name of Listing: NEWBURYPORT HARBOR LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINALLY TWIN TOWERS AT SITE; TOWER IS LEASED TO THE FRIENDS OF PLUM ISLAND LIGHT, INC.



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