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MARBLEHEAD LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: MARBLEHEAD NECK / MASSACHUSETTS BAY
Nearest City: MARBLEHEAD
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1835


Marblehead Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1960
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/PILE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN WITH BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 105
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 130
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1835
  • Description: 20-FOOT CONICAL BRICK TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: TOWER OBSCURED BY SURROUNDING DEVELOPMENT
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1960S)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN PUBLIC PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) / TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD (GROUNDS)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #87001479
Name of Listing: LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS THEMATIC GROUP
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
AT ONE TIME COVERED WALKWAY CONNECTED EARLIER TOWER TO KEEPERS



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