Straitsmouth Island Light
USCG photo of the 1896 tower
|Year first lit||1835|
|Construction||Brick / Asphalt|
|Markings / pattern||White with black lantern|
|Tower height||37 feet (11 m)|
|Focal height||14 metre|
|Original lens||250 millimetres (9.8 in), solar powered|
|Range||6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)|
|Characteristic||Green, flashing every 6 sec|
|Heritage||place listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
Straightsmouth Island Light
|Area||1.8 acres (0.73 ha)|
|MPS||Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR|
|NRHP reference #||87001487|
|Added to NRHP||June 15, 1987|
The Straitsmouth Island Light is a lighthouse located on Straitsmouth Island, in Rockport, Massachusetts. The original tower was built in 1835, and replaced by a second tower in 1896. It was automated in 1967, and is still in operation. The United States Coast Guard Light List description is "White cylindrical tower". The actual light is 46 feet (14 meters) above Mean High Water. The Light List name is "Straightsmouth Light", but the island is "Straitsmouth Island" on NOAA charts.
The island was left to the Massachusetts Audubon Society following the Gibbses' deaths in the 1960s.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08.
- United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 4.
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