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BASS RIVER LIGHT
(WEST DENNIS LIGHT)


State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: BASS RIVER HARBOR
Nearest City: WEST DENNIS
County: BARNSTABLE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1855


Bass River Light (West Dennis Light)
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1914-1989
  • Automated: 1989
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: IRON TOWER ON WOOD HOUSE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL TOWER ON DWELLING ROOF
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 44
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: 300MM OPTIC
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 44
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: MODIFIED GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION/INN

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER - LIGHTHOUSE INN

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

Web Site: WWW.LIGHTHOUSEINN.COM

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
CURRENTLY LISTED IN THE LIGHT LIST AS THE WEST DENNIS LIGHT



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