Sandy Neck Light

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Sandy Neck Light
Sandy Neck Light MA.JPG
US Coast Guard photo
Sandy Neck Light is located in Cape Cod
Sandy Neck Light
Location Barnstable, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°43′22″N 70°16′52″W / 41.72278°N 70.28111°W / 41.72278; -70.28111Coordinates: 41°43′22″N 70°16′52″W / 41.72278°N 70.28111°W / 41.72278; -70.28111
Year first constructed 1826
Year first lit 1857 (current structure)
Deactivated 1931-2007
Tower shape Cylindrical Stone Tower
Markings / pattern White with black bands and lantern
Original lens 5th order Fresnel lens
Range 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 6s
Fog signal none
USCG number 1-13117[1][2]

Sandy Neck Light was first established in 1826. The current tower was built in 1857 and strengthened in the 1880s. It was discontinued in 1931, replaced by a skeleton tower, which was discontinued in 1952. The light was relit as a private aid to navigation in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 108. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-08-06). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southeast Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.