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Tarpaulin Cove Light
Naushon Island, Massachusetts
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Naushon Island (Elizabeth Islands)
Nearest town: Gosnold
41 28 08 N
70 45 27 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1817; Present lighthouse built: 1891; Automated: 1941
Construction material: Brick
Tower height: 38 feet; Height of focal plane: 78 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel (1856); Present optic: 300mm
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Active Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Managed by:
Cuttyhunk Historical Society
PO Box 165
Cuttyhunk, MA 02713
Phone: (508) 971-0932 (summer)
Related Sites
Naushon Island on Wikipedia

Historic USGS Maps: Naushon Island
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