Ned Point Light

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Ned Point Light
Ned Point Lighthouse.JPG
Ned's Point Light in 2012
Ned Point Light is located in Massachusetts
Ned Point Light
Ned Point Light
Location Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°39′3.133″N 70°47′44.336″W / 41.65087028°N 70.79564889°W / 41.65087028; -70.79564889Coordinates: 41°39′3.133″N 70°47′44.336″W / 41.65087028°N 70.79564889°W / 41.65087028; -70.79564889
Year first constructed 1838
Year first lit 1838
Automated 1923
Deactivated 1951-1963
Foundation Natural / Emplaced
Construction Stone
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern White tower with black lantern
Height 39 feet (12 m)
Focal height 41 feet (12 m)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens
Current lens 9.8 inches (250 mm) lens (1996)
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Isophase white, 6 seconds
Fog signal none
Admiralty number J0504
ARLHS number USA-533
USCG number


Ned Point Light
MPS Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference # 87001488[4]
Added to NRHP June 15, 1987
The original Ned Point Light in Massachusetts, showing its original bird-cage lantern.

Ned Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Ned's Point Road in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. The light was built in 1838 at a cost of $4,500. The stone from which was built was all found nearby. There are 32 granite steps which lead to the lantern that are cantilevered without the use of mortar. The original stone keeper's house was loaded on a barge and taken to Wing's Neck Light in 1923. The light was deactivated from 1951 to 1963 after the land was sold to the town of Mattapoisett for use as a park.[1]

The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[4] Although Google calls the road "Ned's Point Road", the National Register listing and the USCG Light List use "Ned Point Light" and the USGS shows "Ned Point" on the topo quad.

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  1. ^ a b "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2013. p. 158. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2013-03-20). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southeast Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.