Long Island Head Lighthouse
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
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Location: Northern tip of Long Island, Boston Harbor
Coordinates: 42 19 48 N 70 57 30 W
Owned by the National Park Service (part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area).
Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public; the lighthouse is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1819
Current lighthouse tower built: 1901
Construction material: Brick
Tower height: 52 feet
Height of focal plane: 120 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1857)
Present optic: VLB-44 (LED), solar powered (below)
Characteristic: Flashing white every 2.5 seconds