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 (original)
Year first lit 1998
Automated 1923 (original)
Deactivated 1928, destroyed 1952 by USCG (original)
Foundation Granite
Construction Granite (original)
Tower shape Cylindrical
Markings / pattern Gray granite tower, black lantern, lead colored fog bell tower on west side (original)
White with red band
Height 59.5 feet (18.1 m) from base to center of lantern (original)
30 feet (9.1 m)
Focal height 45 feet (14 m)
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens (original)
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 30s with red sector(original)
Fl W 6s (current)
Fog signal Bell every 15 seconds[1][2] (original)
Admiralty number J0426.68
ARLHS number USA-058
USCG number 1-14490[3][1]

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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