Newburyport Harbor Light

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Newburyport Harbor Light
Newburyport Harbor Light 1898 tower MA.JPG
The current tower, built in 1898.
U.S. Coast Guard photo
Newburyport Harbor Light is located in Massachusetts
Newburyport Harbor Light
Newburyport Harbor Light is located in the US
Newburyport Harbor Light
Location Northern Blvd., Newburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′8.18″W / 42.8152306°N 70.8189389°W / 42.8152306; -70.8189389Coordinates: 42°48′54.83″N 70°49′8.18″W / 42.8152306°N 70.8189389°W / 42.8152306; -70.8189389
Year first constructed 1788
Year first lit 1898 (current structure)
Automated 1951
Foundation Concrete
(originally wood)
Construction Wood
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern White with black lantern
Focal height 50 feet (15 m)
Original lens 4th order Fresnel Lens
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Characteristic Oc (2) G 15s
Fog signal none
USCG number

1-260[1][2]

Newburyport Harbor Light
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
MPS Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference # 87001485[3]
Added to NRHP June 15, 1987
Heritage place listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata

The Newburyport Harbor Light, also known as Plum Island Light, built in 1788, is a historic lighthouse on Northern Boulevard in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The original 4th order Fresnel lens is still in use, one of only five original glass Fresnel lenses still in use in Massachusetts.[4]

The light is now owned by the City of Newburyport and is leased to the Friends of Plum Island Light.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Newburyport Harbor Light on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001485.[3]

Gallery[edit]

The original, 1793 tower.
U.S. Coast Guard photo 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Classical Lenses in Operation" (PDF). US Coast Guard. 2009-08-06. 
  5. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-09-06). "Lighthouses of the United States: Northern Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.