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WEST CHOP LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: WEST CHOP ROAD / MARTHAS VINEYARD
Nearest City: TISBURY
County: DUKES
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1818


West Chop Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1891
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1857
  • Height of Focal Plane: 84
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (REMODELED 1881)
  • Year Constructed: 1847
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: GARAGE (1935), STORAGE BUILDING, OIL HOUSE (1895)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO VINEYARD ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001506
Name of Listing: WEST CHOP LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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