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SCITUATE LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: CEDAR POINT / SCITUATE HARBOR
Nearest City: SCITUATE
County: PLYMOUTH
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1811


Scituate Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1811
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1860-1994
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: SOLID WHITE W/GREEN LANTERN ROOM ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED TO KEEPERS BY COVERED WALKWAY
  • Tower Height: 50
  • Original Optic: PAN LAMP
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1811
  • Present Optic: FA-250
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1991
  • Height of Focal Plane: 49
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1811
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: COVERED WALKWAY

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: SCITUATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY/TOWN OF SCITUATE

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001490
Name of Listing: SCITUATE LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETT TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, MA-2-22

Miscellaneous:
TOWER ATTACHED TO KEEPERS BY COVERED WALKWAY; TOWER HEIGHTENED 15 FEET IN 1827; TOWER WALLS REBUILT 1841, CURRENT LANTERN BUILT 1930; REACTIVATED AS A PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION IN 1994 AFTER 134 YEARS OF BEING OUT OF SERVICE



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