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SANDY NECK LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: WEST SIDE BARNSTABLE HARBOR ENTRANCE / CAPE COD
Nearest City: WEST BARNSTABLE
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1827


Sandy Neck Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1931
  • Automated: 1931
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK BANDS
  • Shape: CONICAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED (NO LANTERN)
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 47
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1827
  • Description: WOODEN LANTERN ON THE ROOF OD A BRICK CAPE COD KEEPER'S DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1931
  • Type: WHITE STEEL SKELETAL
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Current Optic:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CARPENTER GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATELY OWNED

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #87000305
Name of Listing: SANDY NECK CULTURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
WHEN THE SHORELINE CHANGED, AN AUTOMATED ACETYLENE LAMP WAS INSTALLED NEARBY



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