Wing's Neck Light

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Wing's Neck Light
Wings Neck Light, Buzzard's Bay (Barnstable County, Massachusetts).jpg
Light and related buildings
Wing's Neck Light is located in Cape Cod
Wing's Neck Light
Location Pocasset, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°40′56″N 70°39′37″W / 41.68222°N 70.66028°W / 41.68222; -70.66028Coordinates: 41°40′56″N 70°39′37″W / 41.68222°N 70.66028°W / 41.68222; -70.66028
Built 1849
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference # 87001503[1]
Added to NRHP June 15, 1987

The Wing's Neck Light is a historic lighthouse in the Pocasset village of Bourne, Massachusetts. It is located on Wing's Neck Road at the end of Wing's Neck, a peninsula between Pocasset Harbor and the Hog Island Channel, which provides access to the Cape Cod Canal. The first lighthouse was built in the site in 1849; it was a stone keeper's house with a wood frame tower above, and was destroyed by fire in 1878.[2]

The present lighthouse and keeper's house were built in 1889; it is the only extant wood-frame light and keeper's house connected by a covered way from that period.[2]

The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Wing's Neck Light". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 

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