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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Bass River Light
(Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis Light)
West Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Location: East of the mouth of the Bass River, Nantucket Sound.
Nearest town: Dennis
41 39 07 N
70 10 08 W
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Station established: 1855; Current lighthouse tower built: 1855
Deactivated: 1914-1989; automatic light relighted 1989
Tower height: 44 feet; Height of focal plane: 44 feet
Current optic: 300 mm ; Characteristic: Flashing white light every six seconds
Accessibilty: The lighthouse is now an inn and restaurant, operating spring through fall.
It is located on Lighthouse Inn Road off Route 28. (Turn onto School St., bear left at Main St. and right at Lighthouse Rd. Turn left at Lighthouse Inn Road)
For more information contact:

The Lighthouse Inn
Post Office Box 128
1 Lighthouse Inn Road
West Dennis, MA 02670
Phone (508) 398-2244
Related sites
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Cape Cod Visitors' Directory
Previous lighthouse: Hyannis Harbor Light
Next lighthouse: Stage Harbor Light
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