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TEN POUND ISLAND LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: GLOUCESTER HARBOR
Nearest City: GLOUCESTER
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1821


Ten Pound Island Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1881
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1956-1989
  • Automated: 1956
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN, ORIG. BROWN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM H/C
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 57
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1821
  • Description: STONE
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1956
  • Type: SKELETAL
Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED)

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (GRANITE, BUILT 1821, RESTORED 1995)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: CITY OF GLOUCESTER (TOWER) / U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88001179
Name of Listing: TEN POUND ISLAND LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT DISPLAYED FROM SKELETAL TOWER 1956-1989; COAST GUARD MOVED LIGHT BACK TO OLD TOWER IN 1989



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