Edgartown Harbor Light


Edgartown Harbor Light

Infobox Lighthouse



caption = Photo of Edgartown light at dawn, taken in July 2006.
location = Edgartown, Massachusetts
coordinates = coord|41|23|27.20|N|70|30|11.19|W|region:US_type:landmark
yearbuilt = 1828
yearlit = 1939
automated = 1939
yeardeactivated =
foundation = Granite blocks
construction = Cast iron
shape = Conical
marking = White with black lantern
height = 45 ft
lens = Fourth order Fresnel lens
range =
characteristic = Flashing red every six seconds

Edgartown Harbor Light is a lighthouse located in Edgartown, Massachusetts that marks the entrance into Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay. The lighthouse was originally built in 1828, but it was destroyed in a hurricane in 1938. It was replaced in 1939 with a tower relocated from Ipswich, Massachusetts. [cite web|url=http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/edgar.htm|title=Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Massachusetts - Edgartown Harbor Light|publisher=National Park Service|date=2007|accessdate=2007-12-22]

The [http://www.marthasvineyardhistory.org/ Martha's Vineyard Historical Society] has been the caretaker of the lighthouse since 1993, although the United States Coast Guard owns the structure. The society is currently in the process of restoring the lighthouse. Improvements include replacing boarded-up windows and installing a spiral staircase, with the goal of opening the lighthouse to public access. [cite web|url=http://www.marthasvineyardhistory.org/edglightrestoration.php|title=Restoration of the Edgartown Lighthouse|publisher=Martha's Vineyard Historical Society|date=September 13, 2007|accessdate=2007-12-22]


ee also

*List of Registered Historic Places in Dukes County, Massachusetts

References

External links

* [http://www.lighthouse.cc/edgartown/index.html Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts]
* [http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/edgar.htm Inventory of Historic Light Stations]


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