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Marblehead Light
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Marblehead Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Northern tip of Marblehead Neck, entrance to Marblehead Harbor
Nearest town: Marblehead
42 30 18 N
70 50 00 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is located in Chandler Hovey Park on Marblehead Neck. The grounds are open all year; there is a small parking lot at the park. The lighthouse is open by special arrangement only.
Station established: 1835; Present lighthouse built: 1896; Automated: 1960
Construction material: Cast iron; Height of tower: 105 feet; Height of focal plane: 130 feet
Present optic: 300 mm; Characteristic: Fixed green
Other buildings still standing: oil house
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation; tower is maintained by:
Town of Marblehead
Related Sites
Marblehead Reporter
Marblehead Chamber of Commerce
Previous lighthouse: Egg Rock Light
Next lighthouse: Derby Wharf Light
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