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TARPAULIN COVE LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: NAUSHON ISLAND OF ELIZABETH ISLANDS
Nearest City: GOSNOLD
County: DUKES
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1759



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1891
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1941
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED/CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 28
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 78
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1818
  • Description: 38-FOOT RUBBLESTONE CONICAL TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN
  • 2. Construction Date: 1759
  • Description: PRIVATELY OPERATED LIGHTHOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (DISCONTINUED 1938)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1962)
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001505
Name of Listing: TARPAULIN COVE LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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