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Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994.
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Return to top of page Connecticut AVERY POINT LIGHT
Location: MOUTH OF THE THAMES RIVER ON LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: GROTON
Owner/Manager: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT - AVERY POINT CAMPUS
Current Use: UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: EASTERN POINT ROAD/SHENNECOSSETT INTO CAMPUS
Contact: AVERY POINT LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY, 64 PLEASANT ST, GROTON, CT 06340 OR APLS1941@AOL.COM

BLACK ROCK HARBOR (FAYERWEATHER ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: SOUTH END FAYERWEATHER ISLAND
Nearest City: BRIDGEPORT
Owner/Manager: CITY OF BRIDGEPORT/FRIENDS OF SEASIDE PARK
Current Use: NATURE PRESERVE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: CAUSEWAY AT SEASIDE PARK OFF BARNUM BLVD.
Phone: 203-576-7233


FIVE MILE POINT (OLD NEW HAVEN) LIGHT
Location: HARBOR ENTRANCE/LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: NEW HAVEN
Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEW HAVEN
Current Use: CITY PARK
Open to the Public: GOUNDS ONLY
Access: LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK
Phone: 203-787-8005


SHEFFIELD ISLAND (NORWALK) LIGHT
Location: SHEFFIELD ISLAND/ENTRANCE TO NORWALK RIVER
Nearest City: NORWALK
Owner/Manager: NORWALK SEAPORT ASSOCIATION
Current Use: MUSEUM SURROUNDED BY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY
Access: FERRY FROM SOUTH NORWALK
Phone: 203-838-9444


STONINGTON HARBOR LIGHT
Location: EAST SIDE OF HARBOR
Nearest City: STONINGTON
Owner/Manager: STONINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY MAY-OCTOBER
Access: 7 WATER STREET
Phone: 203-535-1440


Return to top of page Maine BAKER ISLAND LIGHT
Location: MT. DESERT ISLAND/SOMES SOUND APPROACH
Nearest City: ISLESFORD
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN SUMMERS
Access: OFFSHORE IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Phone: 207-288-3338


BASS HARBOR HEAD LIGHT
Location: MOUNT DESERT ISLAND
Nearest City: BASS HARBOR
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: ACADIA NATIONAL PARK/ROUTES 3 AND 102


BROWNS HEAD LIGHT
Location: NW END OF VINALHAVEN ISLAND
Nearest City: VINALHAVEN
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF VINALHAVEN
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/RESIDENCE FOR TOWN MANAGER
Open to the Public: OPEN YEAR ROUND - GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FERRY FROM ROCKLAND
Phone: 207-863-4471


BURNT COAT HARBOR LIGHT
Location: HOCKAMOCK HEAD/SWANS ISLAND
Nearest City: SWANS ISLAND
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SWANS ISLAND WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FERRY FROM BASS HARBOR


BURNT ISLAND LIGHT
Location: BOOTHBAY HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: SOUTHPORT
Owner/Manager: DEPT. OF MARINE RESOURCES WITH USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY 10 AM TO 5 PM DURING SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL
Access: BOAT
Phone: 207-633-9542


CAPE NEDDICK "THE NUBBLE" LIGHT
Location: OFF CAPE NEDDICK/YORK HARBOR
Nearest City: YORK BEACH
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF YORK W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: 100 YARDS OFFSHORE/VIEW FROM SOHIER CITY PARK
Access: END OF NUBBLE ROAD/YORK BEACH
Phone: 207-363-1040


CURTIS ISLAND LIGHT
Location: CAMDEN HARBOR/PENOBSCOT BAY
Nearest City: CAMDEN
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF CAMDEN W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/TOWN PARK
Open to the Public: TOWN PARK
Access: BOAT FROM CAMDEN HARBOR
Phone: 207-236-4404


DICE HEAD LIGHT (OLD)
Location: PENOBSCOT RIVER MOUTH
Nearest City: CASTINE
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF CASTINE (OLD TOWER)
Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Open to the Public: GROUPS BY APPOINTMENT
Access:
Phone: 207-326-4502


FORT POINT LIGHT
Location: ENTRANCE TO PENOBSCOT RIVER
Nearest City: STOCKTON SPRINGS
Owner/Manager: STATE OF MAINE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FORT POINT STATE PARK/FORT POINT ROAD
Phone: 207-567-3356 OR 207-941-4014


FORT POPHAM LIGHT
Location: MOUTH OF KENNEBEC RIVER
Nearest City: PHIPPSBURG
Owner/Manager: STATE OF MAINE
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: YES
Access: FORT POPHAM STATE PARK


GOAT ISLAND LIGHT
Location: GOAT ISLAND/CAPE PORPOISE HARBOR
Nearest City: CAPE PORPOISE
Owner/Manager: KENNEBUNKPORT CONSERVATION TRUST W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: YES
Access: BOAT
Phone: 207-967-5174


GRINDLE POINT LIGHT
Location: GILKEY HARBOR
Nearest City: ISLESBORO
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF ISLESBORO W/U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: SUMMERS - BY APPOINTMENT
Access: FERRY FROM LINCOLNVILLE BEACH
Phone: 207-734-2253


ISLE AU HAUT (ROBINSON POINT) LIGHT
Location: ROBINSON POINT
Nearest City: ISLE AU HAUT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/PRIVATE OWNER (DWELLING)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/INN
Open to the Public: ON SPECIAL OCCASSIONS
Access: FERRY FROM STONINGTON
Phone: 207-367-2261


MARSHALL POINT LIGHT
Location: PORT CLYDE HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: PORT CLYDE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO ST. GEORGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS OPEN SUNDAY TO FRIDAY 1-5, SATURDAY 10-5, JUNE TO SEPT 30; OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1-5 MAY AND OCTOBER
Access: ROUTE 131 SOUTH FROM THOMASTON TO MARSHALL POINT ROAD
Phone: 207-372-6450


MATINICUS ROCK LIGHT
Location: 6 MILES SOUTH OF MATINICUS ISLAND
Nearest City: ROCKLAND
Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY AND TOWER BY APPOINTMENT SEPTEMBER THROUGH MARCH
Access: BOAT FROM MATINICUS ISLAND
Phone: 207-546-2124


MONHEGAN ISLAND LIGHT
Location: MONHEGAN ISLAND
Nearest City: MONHEGAN
Owner/Manager: MONHEGAN CULTURAL & HISTORICAL MUSEUM W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS HOUSE OPEN JULY 1 TO SEPT 30, 11:30 AM TO 3:30 PM
Access: FERRY FROM PORT CLYDE


OWLS HEAD LIGHT
Location: W. PENOBSCOT BAY/ROCKLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: OWLS HEAD
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY 9 AM TO SUNSET
Access: KNOX COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE PARK/OFF ROUTE 73


PEMAQUID POINT LIGHT
Location: ENTRANCE TO MUSCONGUS BAY
Nearest City: PEMAQUID POINT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/TOWN OF BRISTOL (OTHER BUILDINGS)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: FISHERMEN'S MUSEUM
Access: ROUTE 130
Phone: 207-677-2494


PERKINS ISLAND LIGHT
Location: PERKINS ISLAND/KENNEBEC RIVER
Nearest City: GEORGETOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/STATE OF MAINE (DWELLING)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: BOAT


PETIT MANAN LIGHT
Location: OFF PETIT MANAN POINT
Nearest City: MILLBRIDGE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/FISH & WILDLIFE (GROUNDS & REMAINING STRUCTURES)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN SEPTEMBER THROUGH MARCH
Access: PRIVATE BOAT


PORTLAND BREAKWATER LIGHT ("BUG LIGHT")
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: SOUTH PORTLAND
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SOUTH PORTLAND
Current Use: TOWN PARK
Open to the Public:
Access: "BUG LIGHT PARK" OFF BREAKWATER DRIVE
Phone: 207-767-7650


PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR/CASCO BAY
Nearest City: CAPE ELIZABETH
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF CAPE ELIZABETH W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC & SOUND SIGNAL)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/ MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Access: 1000 SHORE ROAD/FORT WILLIAMS PARK
Phone: 207-799-2661


ROCKLAND BREAKWATER LIGHT
Location: JAMESON POINT/ROCKLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: ROCKLAND
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF ROCKLAND WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: END OF BREAKWATER/WALDO AVENUE & SOMASET ROAD


SEGUIN ISLAND LIGHT
Location: KENNEBEC RIVER/SOUTH OF GEORGETOWN
Nearest City: GEORGETOWN
Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF SEGUIN ISLAND WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: OPEN MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY
Access: BOAT FROM BATH, POPHAM BEACH, OR BOOTHBAY HARBOR
Phone: 207-443-3877


Lighthouse Artifacts (including a large collection of classical lenses):
Shore Village Museum
Open to the Public: Open daily 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, June 1 to October 15; Open by appointment anytime throughout the year
Access: 104 Limerock Street, Rockland
Phone: 207-594-0311


SPRING POINT LEDGE LIGHT
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: SOUTH PORTLAND
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: BREAKWATER OPEN ANY TIME; SPRING POINT MUSEUM OPEN 1 - 4 PM MAY- OCTOBER (TOWER NOT OPEN)
Access: BREAKWATER/FORT PREBLE AREA
Phone: 207-799-6337


WEST QUODDY HEAD LIGHT
Location: WEST QUODDY HEAD/BAY OF FUNDY
Nearest City: LUBEC
Owner/Manager: MAINE DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES W/USCG ACCESSS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK/ROUTE 189
Phone: 207-733-0911


Return to top of page Massachusetts BASS RIVER LIGHT (WEST DENNIS LIGHT)
Location: BASS RIVER HARBOR
Nearest City: WEST DENNIS
Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION/INN
Open to the Public: LIGHTHOUSE INN
Access: 12 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Phone: 508-398-2244 (www.lighthouseinn.com)


BOSTON LIGHT
Location: LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND/BOSTON HARBOR
Nearest City: BOSTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: FRIENDS OF BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS BOAT TRIPS
Access: BOAT AT HIGH TIDE
Phone: 781-740-4290


CAPE POGE LIGHT
Location: MARTHAS VINEYARD/CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND
Nearest City: EDGARTOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: YES
Access: TOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Phone: 508-627-3599


CAPE COD (HIGHLAND) LIGHT
Location: EAST SIDE CAPE COD
Nearest City: NORTH TRURO
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WITH USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY 10-5 MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, CONTINUOUS TOURS TO LANTERN ROOM
Access: HIGHLAND ROAD/CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Phone: 508-487-1121


CHATHAM LIGHT
Location: W. SIDE CHATHAM HARBOR/SOUTHEAST CAPE COD
Nearest City: CHATHAM
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: BRIDGE ST. NEAR MAIN ST. NEXT TO COAST GUARD STATION


CLARKS POINT LIGHT
Location: FORT TABER
Nearest City: NEW BEDFORD
Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
Current Use: PLANS FOR PUBLIC PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FORT TABER/WHARF ROAD


DERBY WHARF LIGHT
Location: SALEM HARBOR
Nearest City: SALEM
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; SELF-GUIDED TOUR OR BY PARK GUIDE
Access: WHARF AT DERBY STREET/SALEM MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Phone: 978-740-1660


EAST CHOP (TELEGRAPH HILL) LIGHT
Location: MARTHAS VINEYARD/VINEYARD HAVEN ENTRANCE
Nearest City: OAK BLUFFS
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN TOWN PARK
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: LIGHTHOUSE ROAD/NEAR OAK BLUFFS
Phone: 508-693-2303; 508-627-4441


EASTERN POINT LIGHT
Location: EAST SIDE GLOUCESTER HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: GLOUCESTER
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING IN KEEPERS
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: ALTERNATE ROUTE 127/NEXT TO NILES BEACH


EDGARTOWN HARBOR LIGHT
Location: CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND/EDGARTOWN HARBOR
Nearest City: EDGARTOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: FERRY TO ISLAND
Phone: 508-693-4632; 508-627-4441


FORT PICKERING (WINTER ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: WINTER ISLAND/SALEM HARBOR
Nearest City: SALEM
Owner/Manager: CITY OF SALEM PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/PARK
Open to the Public: TOWER CAN BE VIEWED FROM WINTER ISLAND MARITIME PARK
Access: SITE OF FORT PICKERING
Phone: 978-745-9430


GAY HEAD LIGHT
Location: MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Nearest City: WEST CHOP
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: GAY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE PARK
Phone: 508-627-4441


MARBLEHEAD LIGHT
Location: MARBLEHEAD NECK/MASSACHUSETTS BAY
Nearest City: MARBLEHEAD
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD (GROUNDS)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN PUBLIC PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: CHANDLER HOVEY PARK/OCEAN AVENUE
Phone: 617-631-3350


MONOMOY POINT LIGHT
Location: MONOMOY ISLAND OFF CAPE COD
Nearest City: CHATHAM
Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT WITH CAPE COD MUSEUM
Access: MONOMOY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Phone: 508-945-0594


NAUSET LIGHT
Location: CAPE COD - BOSTON APPROACH
Nearest City: NORTH EASTHAM
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LEASE TO NAUSET LIGHT PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION/SUMMER COTTAGE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; TOWER OPEN FOR TOURS ON SUNDAYS DURING SPRING, SUMMER, & FALL; CHECK SALT POIND VISITOR CENTER FOR TIME
Access: NAUSET BEACH AT CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Phone: 508-240-2612


NED'S POINT LIGHT Location: MATTAPOISETT HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: MATTAPOISETT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/TOWN OF MATTAPOISETT (GROUNDS)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN TOWN PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/TOWER OPEN THURSDAYS 10-12 IN JULY/AUGUST, OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT
Access: END OF NED POINT ROAD
Phone: 508-758-9069


NEWBURYPORT HARBOR (PLUM ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: PLUM ISLAND/IPSWICH BAY
Nearest City: NEWBURYPORT
Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEWBURYPORT (TOWER)/U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (KEEPERS)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: EVERY OTHER SUNDAY FROM 1-4 PM END OF MAY TO MID-OCTOBER
Access: NORTHERN BOULEVARD/PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Phone: 978-462-9802


NOBSKA POINT LIGHT
Location: WOODS HOLE HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: WOODS HOLE
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: NOBSKA ROAD
Phone: 508-457-3219


PLYMOUTH (GURNET) LIGHT
Location: GURNET POINT/PLYMOUTH BAY
Nearest City: DUXBURY
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO PROJECT BUG LIGHT
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: 5 MILE BEACH HIKE/BOAT
Phone: 781-934-2656


RACE POINT LIGHT
Location: NORTHERN TIP OF CAPE COD
Nearest City: PROVINCETOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) LEASE TO NEW ENGLAND LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (GROUNDS)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY/OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
Access: RACE POINT ROAD/CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Phone: 508-349-3785


SANKATY HEAD LIGHT
Location: NANTUCKET ISLAND
Nearest City: SIASCONSET
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO SCONSET TRUST
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: BAXTER ROAD


SCITUATE LIGHT
Location: CEDAR POINT/SCITUATE HARBOR
Nearest City: SCITUATE
Owner/Manager: SCITUATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY/TOWN OF SCITUATE
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; TOWER OPEN 1-4PM FOUR TIMES EACH SUMMER
Access: LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Phone: 781-545-1083


THREE SISTERS LIGHTS (THREE TOWERS)
Location: NEAR NAUSET LIGHT BEACH
Nearest City: EASTHAM
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: TOURS AND OPEN HOUSES DURING SUMMER SEASON
Access: SHORT WALK FROM NAUSET BEACH PARKING LOT/CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Phone: 508-255-2421


Return to top of page New Jersey (north) NAVESINK TWIN LIGHTS
Location: LOWER NEW YORK BAY
Nearest City: HIGHLANDS
Owner/Manager: NEW JERSEY DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & ENERGY
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY 9 AM TO SUNSET, MUSEUM OPEN 10-5 DAILY DURING SUMMERS AND WED-SUN AT OTHER TIMES
Access: LIGHTHOUSE ROAD OFF ROUTE 36
Phone: 732-872-1814


SANDY HOOK LIGHT
Location: NEW YORK LOWER BAY
Nearest City: HIGHLANDS
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK (GOLDEN GATE NRA, SANDY HOOK UNIT)
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; TOURS OF TOWER OFFERED BY NEW JERSEY LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY DURING WEEKENDS IN SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL (CALL PARK FOR SCHEDULE)
Access: FORT HANCOCK HISTORIC DISTRICT AT THE NORTH END OF SANDY HOOK
Phone: 732-872-5970


SEA GIRT LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM SEA GIRT INLET
Nearest City: SEA GIRT
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SEA GIRT/ SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE CITIZENS COMMITTEE
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: SUNDAYS 1 - 4 PM APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER
Access: BEACON BLVD & OCEAN ROAD
Phone: 732-974-0514


Return to top of page New York (east) EATONS NECK LIGHT
Location: EAST SIDE OF HUNTINGTON BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: HUNTINGTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY - BY APPOINTMENT
Access: END OF LIGHTHOUSE ROAD


FIRE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: FIRE ISLAND INLET/LONG ISLAND
Nearest City: WEST ISLIP
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY/TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER OPEN WEEKENDS DURING SPRING AND FALL, WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY DURING SUMMERS; TOURS CONDUCTED BY THE FIRE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Access: FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE THROUGH ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK (PARK IN ROBERT MOSES FIELD 5)
Phone: 516-661-4876


FORT WADSWORTH LIGHT
Location: EAST VERRAZANO NARROWS
Nearest City: STATEN ISLAND
Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Current Use: NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY--CAN BE VIEWED FROM THE OVERLOOK IN FRONT OF FORT THOMPKINS
Access: FORT WADSWORTH
Phone: 718-354-4500


HORTON POINT LIGHT Location: EASTERN LONG ISLAND - NORTH SIDE
Nearest City: SOUTHOLD
Owner/Manager: SOUTHOLD PARK DISTRICT/SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS/OPEN SAT & SUN - SUMMERS
Access: LIGHTHOUSE PARK OFF LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Phone: 516-765-5500


HUNTINGTON HARBOR LIGHT
Location: HUNTINGTON BAY
Nearest City: SUFFOLK
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO SAVE HUNTINGTON'S LIGHTHOUSE,INC.
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: SEE WEB SITE OR CALL FOR DETAILS
Access: BOAT
Phone: 631-421-1985


*JEFFREY'S HOOK LIGHT
Location: HUDSON RIVER UNDER GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE
Nearest City: MANHATTAN
Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEW YORK/PARKS & RECREATION
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: VIEWED FROM FORT WASHINGTON PARK; PUBLIC TOURS OFFERED BY URBAN PARK RANGERS SPRING THROUGH FALL
Access: OFF RIVERSIDE DRIVE UNDER BRIDGE
Phone: 212-304-2365


MONTAUK POINT LIGHT
Location: TURTLE HILL/EAST END OF LONG ISLAND
Nearest City: MONTAUK
Owner/Manager: MONTAUK HISTORICAL SOCIETY W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS DWELLING
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN MOST WEEKENDS (CALL FOR SCHEDULE)
Access: 2000 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, ROUTE 27 NEXT TO MONTAUK STATE PARK
Phone: 516-668-2544 OR 888-MTK-POINT


OLD FIELD POINT LIGHT
Location: LONG ISLAND NORTH SHORE
Nearest City: OLD FIELD
Owner/Manager: OLD FIELD VILLAGE (BUILDING)/U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/TOWN OFFICES/RESIDENCE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Access: OLD FIELD ROAD OFF MAIN STREET
Phone: 516-941-9412


RONDOUT CREEK (KINGSTON) LIGHT
Location: KINGSTON POINT/HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: KINGSTON
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: TOWER OPEN BY MUSEUM-ARRANGED BOAT TOUR DURING WEEKENDS IN MAY, JUNE, SEPT, & OCT, DAILY DURING JULY & AUGUST, AT 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30
Access: BOAT
Phone: 914-338-0071


SAUGERTIES LIGHT
Location: HUDSON RIVER AT ESOPUS CREEK
Nearest City: SAUGERTIES
Owner/Manager: SAUGERTIES LIGHTHOUSE CONSERVANCY
Current Use: MUSEUM/BED & BREAKFAST
Open to the Public: WEEKENDS APRIL TO OCTOBER OR BY APPOINTMENT
Access: WALKWAY FROM COAST GUARD STATION AT LOW TIDE
Phone: 914-247-0656


STONY POINT LIGHT
Location: HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: STONY POINT
Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK/PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKS COMMISSION
Current Use: STATE HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: OPEN BY REQUEST APRIL 15 - OCTOBER 31 (WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
Access: STONY POINT BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE
Phone: 914-786-2521


TARRYTOWN (KINGSLAND POINT) LIGHT
Location: HUDSON RIVER SOUTH OF KINGSLAND
Nearest City: NORTH TARRYTOWN
Owner/Manager: COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER
Current Use: COUNTY PARK
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT
Access: KINGSLAND POINT PARK/PALMER AVENUE OFF ROUTE 9
Phone: 914-242-PARK, 914-271-3293, 914-271-6858


Return to top of page Rhode Island BEAVERTAIL LIGHT
Location: CONANICUT ISLAND/NARAGANSETT BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: JAMESTOWN
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO TOWN OF JAMESTOWN BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: GROUNDS OPEN DAILY; MUSEUM IN KEEPERS OPEN SUMMERS (WED-SUN)
Access: END OF BEAVERTAIL ROAD
Phone: 401-423-3270


BLOCK ISLAND (NORTH) LIGHT
Location: SANDY POINT/N. END BLOCK ISLAND
Nearest City: NEW SHOREHAM
Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE/TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM
Current Use: INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Open to the Public:
Access: FERRY FROM MAINLAND (SURROUNDED BY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE)
Phone: 401-364-9124


BLOCK ISLAND (SOUTHEAST) LIGHT
Location: MOHEGAN BLUFFS/BLOCK ISLAND
Nearest City: NEW SHOREHAM
Owner/Manager: BLOCK ISLAND SOUTHEAST LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN SUMMERS
Access: FERRY/SOUTHEAST LIGHT ROAD
Phone: 401-466-5009


CONIMICUT SHOAL LIGHT
Location: PROVIDENCE HARBOR/NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: WARWICK
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: CAN BE VIEWED FROM CONIMICUT POINT PARK; DURING LOW TIDE, ONE MAY WALK ALONG A SAND SPIT FOR A CLOSER LOOK


DUTCH ISLAND LIGHT
Location: DUTCH ISLAND/NARRAGANSETT BAY
Nearest City: JAMESTOWN
Owner/Manager: RHODE ISLAND DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: OFFSHORE - VIEW FROM GETTY RECREATION AREA
Access: BAY ISLANDS STATE PARK


NEWPORT HARBOR (GOAT ISLAND) LIGHT
Location: GOAT ISLAND/NEWPORT HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NEWPORT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: ACROSS FROM SHERATON HOTEL PROPERTY


POINT JUDITH LIGHT Location: WEST SIDE OF NARRAGANSETT BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NARRAGANSETT
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO POINT JUDITH LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: 1470 OCEAN ROAD/ROUTE 108 SOUTH
Phone: 401-789-0444


ROSE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: NORTH OF NEWPORT HARBOR
Nearest City: NEWPORT
Owner/Manager: CITY OF NEWPORT/ROSE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION
Current Use: MUSEUM/GUEST HOUSE/PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY JULY 16 TO LABOR DAY 10 AM TO 4 PM
Access: OFFSHORE/PASSENGER FERRY FROM NEWPORT OR JAMESTOWN DURING THE SUMMER ONLY
Phone: 401-847-4242


WATCH HILL LIGHT
Location: FISHERS ISLAND SOUND EAST APPROACH
Nearest City: WATCH HILL
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO WATCH HILL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Current Use: AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN OIL HOUSE
Open to the Public: JULY/AUGUST TUES & THURS (1-3) OR BY APPOINTMENT
Access: 81 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Phone:


Return to top of page Vermont COLCHESTER REEF LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED TO SHELBURNE MUSEUM FROM LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Nearest City: SHELBURNE
Owner/Manager: SHELBURNE MUSEUM, INC.
Current Use: MUSEUM
Open to the Public: MUSEUM OPEN DAILY MID-MAY TO MID-OCTOBER
Access: SHELBURNE MUSEUM, OFF U.S. 7 SOUTH
Phone: 802-985-3346



*These lights are not included in the overall inventory because they did not have resident keepers.



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