Cleveland East Ledge Light


Cleveland East Ledge Light
Cleveland East Ledge Light
Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse MA.JPG
Location Falmouth, Massachusetts
Year first constructed 1940-1943
Automated 1978
Foundation Concrete and rock caisson
Construction Reinforced concrete
Tower shape Cylindrical on square dwelling
Markings / pattern White tower
red-brown caisson
black lantern
Focal height 74 ft (23m)
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens
Current lens 190mm
Range 15 nm
Characteristic Fl W 10s
Fog signal Horn, one every 15s
Racon "C" (Charlie)
Admiralty number J0502
ARLHS number USA-179
USCG number 1-16080

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Cleveland Ledge Light Station
Cleveland East Ledge Light is located in Massachusetts
Nearest city: Falmouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°37′51.470″N 70°41′39.046″W / 41.6309639°N 70.69417944°W / 41.6309639; -70.69417944Coordinates: 41°37′51.470″N 70°41′39.046″W / 41.6309639°N 70.69417944°W / 41.6309639; -70.69417944
Area: less than one acre
Built: 1940
Architectural style: Moderne, Art Moderne
Governing body: US Coast Guard
MPS: Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference#:

87001462

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Added to NRHP: June 15, 1987

Cleveland East Ledge Light is a historic lighthouse in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

The lighthouse was built in 1940-1943. The state of Massachusetts began the project, but turned it over to the Coast Guard in 1941, which, after delays caused by the war, completed it in 1943.[2]

It sits in shallow water on the eastern of the two halves of Cleveland Ledge, which is said to have been named for President Grover Cleveland because he used to fish in the area. It marks the east side of the beginning of the dredged channel leading to the Cape Cod Canal and is the first fixed mark when going northbound through the canal. As it is an important mark in an area subject to fog, it has a racon showing the letter "C".[1]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Cleveland Ledge Light Station in 1987.

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