Bishop and Clerks Light

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Bishop and Clerks Light
Bishop and Clerks Light 2005.jpg
Bishop and Clerks Light, 2005
Bishop and Clerks Light is located in Cape Cod
Bishop and Clerks Light
Location Hyannis, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°34′27.32″N 70°15′0.2″W / 41.5742556°N 70.250056°W / 41.5742556; -70.250056Coordinates: 41°34′27.32″N 70°15′0.2″W / 41.5742556°N 70.250056°W / 41.5742556; -70.250056
Year first constructed 1858
Year first lit 1998
Foundation Granite
Construction Fiberglass
Tower shape Cylindrical
Markings / pattern White with red band
Height 30 feet (9.1 m)
Focal height 45 feet (14 m)
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 6s
Admiralty number J0426.68
ARLHS number USA-058
USCG number 1-14490[1][2]
Bishop and Clerks Light (original)
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Original tower
Location Hyannis, Massachusetts
Year first constructed 1858
Automated 1923
Deactivated 1928, destroyed 1952 by USCG
Construction Granite
Tower shape Cylindrical
Markings / pattern Gray granite tower, black lantern, lead colored fog bell tower on west side.
Height 59.5 feet (18.1 m) from base to center of lantern
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens
Characteristic Fl W 30s with red sector
Fog signal Bell every 15 seconds[2][3]

Bishop and Clerks Light is a lighthouse located in open water on Bishop and Clerks Rocks, about two nautical miles south of Point Gammon in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

The light was established in a granite tower in 1858.[4] It was automated in 1923, deactivated five years later and demolished in 1952.[5][6] The Coast Guard has erected a fiberglass pole on the site with a light on top.

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