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GRAVES (THE) LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: BOSTON NORTH CHANNEL / MASSACHUSETTS BAY
Nearest City: WINTHROP
County: SUFFOLK OR PLYMOUTH
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1905


The Graves Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1905
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 113
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1905
  • Present Optic: VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 2001
  • Height of Focal Plane: 98
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIRST ORDER FRESNEL LENS IS AT SMITHSONIAN IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1905
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures: GRANITE OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002041
Name of Listing: GRAVES LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LATE EXAMPLE OF EXPOSED CONSTRUCTION; STATION DAMAGED IN 1991 STORM; STAION WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF BOSTON ISLANDS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA



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