Great Point Lighthouse
Location: Northern tip of Nantucket Island
Coordinates: 41 23 25 N 70 02 54 W
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Active aid to navigation, leased to the Trustees of Reservations.
Accessibility: From May to October, the Trustees of Reservations offers natural history tours at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. A naturalist guide leads participants on an over-sand vehicle tour through the salt marsh to learn about the geology, ecology, and history of the area and to climb the Great Point Lighthouse. NOTE: Due to nesting piping plovers, the tours often don't go to the lighthouse until late in the summer.
Destroyed: 1984, rebuilt 1986
Construction materials: Concrete and plastic Tower height: 60 feet
Height of focal plane: 71 feet
Earlier optic: Third-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: VRB-25, solar powered (below)
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds
Related Sites Nantucket.net
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Town of Nantucket