Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light

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Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light
Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light, May 2012, Newburyport MA.jpg
Front Range Light
Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light is located in Massachusetts
Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light
Location Newburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°48′41.500″N 70°51′53.500″W / 42.81152778°N 70.86486111°W / 42.81152778; -70.86486111Coordinates: 42°48′41.500″N 70°51′53.500″W / 42.81152778°N 70.86486111°W / 42.81152778; -70.86486111
Built 1873
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body COAST GUARD
Part of Newburyport Historic District (#84002411)
MPS Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference # 87001486[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 15, 1987
Designated CP August 2, 1984

The Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light is one of two historic range lights in Newburyport, Massachusetts. When it was built in 1873, it was located at Bayley's Wharf, and provided, in combination with the Rear Range Light, a critical aid for navigating into Newburyport's harbor. The light was converted to electricity in 1933, and automated in 1952. In 1964 the light was moved to its present location on the grounds of the Merrimack River Coast Guard Station. The stations is no longer in service, but serves as a daymark for arriving mariners.[2]

The light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987,[1] and included in the Newburyport Historic District in 1984.[2]

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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 "NRHP nomination for Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-20.