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Sankaty Head Light
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Location: East coast of Nantucket; Nearest town: Siasconset
41 17 01 N
69 57 54 W
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Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public but the lighthouse is not. Reaching the lighthouse from the ferry requires a car or bicycle.
Station established: 1850; Present tower built: 1850; Automated: 1965
Construction materials: Brick
Tower height: 70 feet; Height of focal plane: 158 feet
Original optic: Second order Fresnel (1850); Present optic: DCB-224
Characteristic: Flashing white every 7.5 seconds
Other buildings still standing: none
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation
Owned and managed by the 'Sconset Trust
Related sites
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Yesterday's Island
Previous lighthouse: Great Point Light
Next lighthouse: Bishop and Clerks Light
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