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Duxbury Pier Light
(Bug Light)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Location: Duxbury Bay, main channel to Plymouth Harbor; Nearest town: Plymouth
41 59 15 N
70 38 55 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public.
It can be seen distantly from the Plymouth waterfront but is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1871; Present lighthouse built: 1871; Automated: 1964
Construction material: Cast iron; Height of tower: 47 feet; Height of focal plane: 35 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm (solar-powered)
Characteristic: Two red flashes every five seconds; Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation maintained by
Project Gurnet and Bug Lights
P.O. Box 2167
Duxbury, MA 02331
Related Sites
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
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