Cape Ann Light


Cape Ann Light

Infobox_nrhp | name =Cape Ann Light Station
nrhp_type = nhld


caption = South Tower of the Cape Ann Twin Lighthouses, ca. 1869
nearest_city= Rockport, Massachusetts
locmapin = Massachusetts
area =50 acres
built =1860
architect= Unknown
architecture= No Style Listed
designated= January 3, 2001cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1738019993&ResourceType=Structure
title=Cape Ann Light Station |accessdate=2008-08-04|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
]
added = October 07, 1971cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
mpsub=Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR (AD)
refnum=71000355

Cape Ann Light, also known as Cape Ann Light Station, Twin Lights Historic District-Cape Ann Light Station or Thacher's Island Twin Lights, is a National Historic Landmark District around the Cape Ann lighthouse in Rockport, Massachusetts.

The station was the last lighthouse founded during colonial times and the first to "mark a navigational hazard rather than a harbor entrance." [the claim is vague; is this the first U.S. government lighthouse of such type? It is clearly not the first in the world.] The current lighthouse was built in 1860 and was added to the National Historic Register in 1971.cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2001.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/71000355.pdf National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cape Ann Light Station / Thacher Island Twin Lights] |32 KB|date=December 9, 1998 |author=Paul St. Germain |publisher=National Park Service (includes three maps) and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/71000355.pdf "Accompanying 11 photos, from 1890's, 1900, 1914, 1974, and 1999"] |32 KB]

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