Bird Island Lighthouse
Location: Entrance to Sippican Harbor, Buzzards Bay
Coordinates: 41 40 09.5 N 70 43 02.5 W
Managed by the Town of Marion. Donations for preservation of the lighthouse may be sent to the Marion Marine Gift Fund, 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat. The public is allowed to land at the island via private boat from September 1 to April 15. Please contact the harbormaster at 508-748-3535 before going onto the island in September, as birds may still be nesting.
Station established: 1819
Current lighthouse tower built: 1819
Construction material: Stone
Tower height: 31 feet
Height of focal plane: 37 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel lens (1856)
Present optic: 300 mm, solar powered (below)
Characteristic: White flash every six seconds