Sankaty Head Light


Sankaty Head Light

Infobox Lighthouse



caption = Sankaty Head Light
location = Siasconset, Massachusetts
coordinates = coord|41|17|01|N|69|57|54.7|W|region:US_type:landmark
yearlit = 1850
automated = 1965
yeardeactivated =
foundation = Brick
construction = Brick / Granite
shape = Cylindrical
marking = White with red band midway and black lantern
height = 70 ft, 158 feet from sea level
lens = Second order Fresnel lens
range = 24 nm
characteristic = White, flashing every 7.5 sec

The Sankaty Head Light is a lighthouse located on Nantucket island. It was built in 1850, was automated in 1965, and is still in operation.

In 1987, the Sankaty Lighthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Sankaty Head Light, reference number 87002028.

According to the National Park Service, only the lower part of the tower is original. The lantern and stairs are reproductions.

The lighthouse was moved away from an eroding bluff (approximately 400 feet) in October 2007.


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nrhp_type =


caption =
location= Nantucket, Massachusetts
area =
built = 1850
added = October 15, 1987
governing_body = Federal
mpsub=
refnum=87002028 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

*Sankaty Head Light
* (added 1987 - Structure - #87002028)
*Sankaty Head, Nantucket Island, Nantucket
*Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
*Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
*Architectural Style: No Style Listed
*Area of Significance: Maritime History, Engineering, Transportation
*Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899
*Owner: Federal
*Historic Function: Defense, Transportation
*Historic Sub-function: Coast Guard Facility, Water-Related
*Current Function: Defense, Transportation
*Current Sub-function: Coast Guard Facility, Water-Related

ee also

* List of Registered Historic Places in Nantucket County, Massachusetts

References

External links

* [http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/sankaty.htm NPS - Historic light stations - Sankaty Head Light]
* [http://www.lighthouse.cc/sankaty/history.html Sankaty Head Light History]
* [http://nantucket.plumtv.com/stories/moving_monolith_sankaty_lighthouse Moving of Sankaty Lighthouse Due To Erosion ]


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