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Long Point Light
Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Location: Cape Cod Bay / Provincetown Harbor; Nearest town: Provincetown
42 01 59 N
70 10 07 W
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Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public, but the lighthouse is not. Long Point is accessible in summer from Provincetown via a boat shuttle run by Flyer's.
The lighthouse can also be reached after a long strenuous hike across a breakwater to Wood End, then across sand to Long Point.
Station established: 1826; Current lighthouse tower built: 1875; Automated: 1952
Construction material: Brick
Tower height: 38 feet; Height of focal plane: 36 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel; Present optic: 300mm (solar powered)
Characteristic: Fixed green; Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, tower is maintained by
American Lighthouse Foundation
P.O. Box 889
Wells, ME 04090
Related Sites
Provincetown Area Web Directory
Previous lighthouse: Wood End Light
Next lighthouse: Mayo's Beach Light
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