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Eastern Point Light

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Year first lit  1890 (Current tower)
Foundation  Masonry
Address  Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
Opened  1833
Construction  Masonry
Year first constructed  1833
Automated  1986
Tower shape  Conical
Height  11 m
Focal height  17 m
Added to NRHP  30 September 1987
Eastern Point Light
Location  Gloucester, Massachusetts
Markings / pattern  White with black lantern and red roof
Similar  Beauport, Wingaersheek Beach, Stage Fort Park, Hammond Castle, Good Harbor Beach

Eastern point lighthouse sunrise

Eastern Point Light is an historic lighthouse on Cape Ann, in northeastern Massachusetts.


The lighthouse was originally planned in 1829 and was erected by 1832 on the east side of the Gloucester Harbor entrance. It was first lit on January 1, 1832. The tower was rebuilt in 1848 and again in 1890. The third and current conical brick tower stands 36 feet (11 m) tall. The lighthouse has an attached two-story keeper's quarters, built in 1879. The actual light is 57 feet (17 m) above Mean High Water. Its white light is visible for 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi).

In 1880, the lighthouse was occupied by American landscape painter Winslow Homer. It was automated by September 1985 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The lighthouse is currently operated by the United States Coast Guard and is closed to the public.

A distinctive rock formation known as Mother Ann is located along the shore near the lighthouse.

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Eastern Point Light Wikipedia