Brant Point Lighthouse
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Location: Entrance to harbor at Nantucket Island.
Coordinates: 41 17 24 N 70 05 25 W
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Active aid to navigation. Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public; the lighthouse is within walking distance of the ferry landing. The tower is owned by the Coast Guard and is not open to the public.
Station established: 1746
Current tower built: 1901
Construction material: Wood
Other buildings still standing: 1856 lighthouse (without lantern), 1856 keeper's house, two range light towers (1908), oil house, storage building, garage, 1936 boathouse
Tower height: 26 feet
Height of focal plane: 26 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (below, now at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum)
Current optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Red light eclipsed every four seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds