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THREE SISTERS LIGHTS
(THREE TOWERS)


State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: RELOCATED TO LOCATION CLOSE TO NAUSET LIGHT BEACH
Nearest City: EASTHAM
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1838


Three Sisiters Lights (Three Towers)
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1892
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1923
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK/ORIG. WOOD SLATS
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 29
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 95
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: KEEPERS IS AT ORIGINAL SITE

Current Use: NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87001502
Name of Listing: THREE SISTERS OF NAUSET (TWIN LIGHTS) LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TWO TOWERS WERE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE & RELOCATED IN 1911; THIRD WAS REPLACED BY TOWER MOVED FROM CHATHAM IN 1923; CAPE COD NS HAS ARRANGED THESE TOWERS IN ORIG. CONFIGURATION AS AN INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT; TWO TOWERS DO NOT HAVE LANTERNS



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