Newburyport Harbor Light


Newburyport Harbor Light
Newburyport Harbor Light
Newburyport Harbor Light 1898 tower MA.JPG
The current tower, built in 1898.
U.S. Coast Guard photo
Location Newburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′8.184″W / 42.8152306°N 70.81894°W / 42.8152306; -70.81894Coordinates: 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′8.184″W / 42.8152306°N 70.81894°W / 42.8152306; -70.81894
Year first constructed 1788
Year first lit 1898 (current structure)
Automated 1951
Foundation Concrete
(originally wood)
Construction Wood
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern White with black lantern
Focal height 50ft (15m)
Original lens 4th order Fresnel Lens
Range 10nm
Characteristic Oc (2) G 15s
Fog signal none
USCG number 1-260

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Newburyport Harbor Light
Newburyport Harbor Light is located in Massachusetts
Location: Northern Blvd., Newburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′9.184″W / 42.8152306°N 70.81921778°W / 42.8152306; -70.81921778Coordinates: 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′9.184″W / 42.8152306°N 70.81921778°W / 42.8152306; -70.81921778
Area: 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built: 1788
Governing body: U.S. Coast Guard
MPS: Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference#: 87001485[3]
Added to NRHP: June 15, 1987

Newburyport Harbor Light, also known as Plum Island Light, built in 1788, is a historic lighthouse on Northern Boulevard in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The original 4th order Fresnel lens is still in use, one of only five original glass Fresnel lenses still in use in Massachusetts.[4]

The light is now owned by the City of Newburyport and is leased to the Friends of Plum Island Light.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Newburyport Harbor Light on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001485.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-09-06. http://www.uscg.mil/history/weblighthouses/LHMA.asp. 
  2. ^ United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  4. ^ "Classical Lenses in Operation". US Coast Guard. 2009-08-06. http://www.uscg.mil/history/docs/CG_Classical_Lens_in_Operation.pdf. 
  5. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-09-06). "Lighthouses of the United States: Northern Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/ma.htm. 

Gallery

The original, 1793 tower.
U.S. Coast Guard photo