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Race Point Light
Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Location: Northern tip of Cape Cod; Nearest town: Provincetown
42 03 45 N
70 14 35 W
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Accessibilty: You can park at Race Point Beach and walk about 45 minutes to the lighthouse. The grounds are open all year, and the keeper's house and whistle house are available for overnight stays from spring through fall. If you're staying overnight, arrangements will be made to transport guests to the lighthouse on a four-wheel drive vehicle. For reservations to stay overnight at Race Point, call 1-855-722-3959.

For more information, visit the official website for Race Point Lighthouse.

Station established: 1816; Present tower built: 1876; Automated: 1972
Construction materials: Cast iron with brick lining
Tower height: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 41 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1876); Present optic: VRB-25, solar powered
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1876 keeper's house, 1876 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, property is maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation
Official website for Race Point Lighthouse

Related Sites
Cape Cod National Seashore
Provincetown Area Web Directory
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