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Annisquam Light
Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Location: Wigwam Point, northern end of Annisquam River, Ipswich Bay.

Nearest city: Gloucester

42 39 43 N
70 40 53 W

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Station established: 1801; Current lighthouse tower built: 1897; Automated: 1974
Construction material: Brick; Tower height: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 45 feet
Optic: Fifth order Fresnel (1856); Current optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white every 7.5 seconds with a red sector
Fog signal: Two blasts every 60 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1801 keeper's house, stone oil house, garage
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Keeper's dwelling serves as housing for a Coast Guard family

Accessibility: Although there has been limited access to the light station in the past, there is no longer public access. The road to the lighthouse is PRIVATE, and there is no parking.
Annisquam Light may be viewed from Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, across the Annisquam River.

It can also be seen from a cruise offered by 
Harbor Tours, Inc. of Cape Ann
Related sites:
Cape Ann Web
Cape Ann Vacations
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