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NOBSKA POINT LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: WOODS HOLE HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: WOODS HOLE
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1829


Nobska Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1876
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: IRON W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1876
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1876
  • Height of Focal Plane: 87
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1876
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1876), PAINT LOCKERS (1876), GARAGE (1931), RADIOBEACON BUILDING (1937)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001483
Name of Listing: NOBSKA POINT LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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