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Great Point Light
(Nantucket Light)
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Northeast point of Nantucket Island. Nearest town: Nantucket, Massachusetts
41 23 25 N
70 02 54 W
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Established: 1784; Automated: 1950s
Destroyed: 1984, rebuilt 1986
Construction materials: Concrete and plastic
Tower height: 60 feet; Height of focal plane: 71 feet
Accessibility: From May to October, the Trustees of Reservations present a daily natural history tour at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.
A naturalist guide leads participants on an over-sand vehicle tour through the salt marsh to learn about the geology, ecology, and history of the area and to climb the Great Point Lighthouse.
U.S. Coast Guard active aid to navigation, leased to the Trustees of Reservations.
Earlier optic: Third-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25, solar powered
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds
Related Sites
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Town of Nantucket
Yesterday's Island
Previous lighthouse: Brant Point Light
Next lighthouse: Sankaty Head Light
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