Ned Point Light
Ned's Point Light in 2012
|Year first constructed||1838|
|Year first lit||1838|
|Foundation||Natural / Emplaced|
|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|
Ned Point Light
|MPS||Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR|
|NRHP Reference #||87001488|
|Added to NRHP||June 15, 1987|
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.
The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. 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.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- 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.
- Rowlett, Russ (2013-03-20). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southeast Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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