Wood End Light
US Coast Guard photo, not dated.
|Year first constructed||1864 (lookout station)
1872 (lighthouse built)
|Year first lit||1872|
|Tower shape||Square, pyramidal|
|Markings / pattern||White with black lantern
(originally painted brown)
|Height||39 feet (12 m)|
|Focal height||45 feet (14 m) above mean sea level|
|Original lens||Fifth-order Fresnel lens|
|Range||13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl Red 10s (Red flash every 10 seconds)|
|Fog signal||Horn:one 3-second blast every 30 seconds
Prior (1902): 1,000 lb (450 kg) fog bell
Wood End Light Lookout Station
|MPS||Lighthouses of Massachusetts TR|
|NRHP Reference #||87001504|
|Added to NRHP||June 15, 1987|
Wood End Light Lookout Station is a historic lighthouse, located at the southwest end of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It is located at Wood End, near the southernmost extent of the Provincetown Spit, and acts as a navigational aid to vessels on their approach to Provincetown Harbor.
The light was first illuminated on November 20, 1872 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. In 1981, Wood End Light became the first Massachusetts lighthouse to be converted to use solar energy to power the light and fog signal equipment.
- "Wood End Light Lookout Station". Maritime History of Massachusetts, a National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2013. p. 114.
- Rowlett, Russ (2010-03-10). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southeast Massachusetts". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Lighthouses of Massachusetts - Thematic Group Nomination (National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form)" (PDF). National Park Service. 4 May 1987. p. Item 7, Page 5. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
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