Dumpling Rocks Light

Dumpling Rocks Light
Dumpling Rock Light
Dumpling Rock Light 1889 MA.JPG
US Coast Guard photo of the 1889 structure
Location Dumpling Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°32′17.8″N 70°55′17.1″W / 41.538278°N 70.921417°W / 41.538278; -70.921417Coordinates: 41°32′17.8″N 70°55′17.1″W / 41.538278°N 70.921417°W / 41.538278; -70.921417
Year first constructed 1829 (first tower)
Year first lit 1889 (last tower)
Automated 1942
Deactivated 1942 replaced by skeleton tower (below)
Tower shape Square wood tower attached to house
Markings / pattern Black lantern on white tower and house
Original lens Fourth and fifth order Fresnel lens
Characteristic F W with R sector
Fog signal Second class Daboli trumpet, 1 every 15s


Dumpling Rocks Light 7
Location Dumpling Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°32′17.8″N 70°55′17.1″W / 41.538278°N 70.921417°W / 41.538278; -70.921417
Year first constructed 1942
Automated 1942
Construction Skeleton tower
Markings / pattern Square Green Daymark
Focal height 52ft (16m)
Range 8nm
Characteristic Fl G 6s
Fog signal none
USCG number 1-16040


Dumpling Rocks Light is a light on a skeleton tower on Dumpling Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. It replaced the wooden Dumpling Rock Light, built 1889, which in turn replaced the original stone lighthouse established in 1829.


  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-09-01. 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. 143. 

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