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Cape Poge Light
(Cape Pogue Light)
Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Chappaquiddick Island
Nearest town: Edgartown
41 25 10 N
70 27 08 W
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Accessibility: A 90-minute tour is available through the Trustees of Reservations. Reservations are required.

Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour

Daily, May-November  |  9 a.m., 12 noon & 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a guided oversand vehicle tour of Cape Poge Wildlife
Refuge, discover the intriguing stories of lightkeepers who
watched over these waters for nearly 150 years, and climb
the century-old lighthouse for breathtaking views of Martha’s
Vineyard. 

Click here for more information 
or call 508-627-3599
The lighthouse may be open to the public periodically in summer to those with their own four-wheel drive vehicles.
Check at the gatehouses for availablility.
Station established: 1802; Current lighthouse tower built: 1893; Automated: 1943
Construction material: Wood
Tower height: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 65 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857); Current optic: 300 mm
lens
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; property managed by
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge
Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard
(508) 627-9931
Related sites
Chappaquiddick Tribe
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

Martha's Vineyard Vacation Tips
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