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SANKATY HEAD LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NANTUCKET ISLAND
Nearest City: SIASCONSET
County: NANTUCKET
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1850


Sankaty Head Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1850
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED BAND MIDWAY & BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 70
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1850
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1987
  • Height of Focal Plane: 158
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS MOVED TO NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED)
  • Year Constructed: 1849
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1887), 2 RANCH-STYLE KEEPERS (1960), HELICOPTER PAD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO SCONSET TRUST

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

Web Site:

National Register Status:
LISTED; Reference #87002028
Name of Listing: SANKATY HEAD LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ONLY LOWER PART OF TOWER ORIGINAL, FAUX LANTERN & REPRODUCTION STAIRS



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