Plymouth Lighthouse (Gurnet Lighthouse)
Location: Gurnet Point, Plymouth Bay
Coordinates: 42 00 13 N 70 36 02 W
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Active Coast Guard aid to navigation; managed by: Project Gurnet and Bug Lights
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. The Gurnet is accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle from Duxbury Beach, but the road to the lighthouse is not open to the general public. There may be occasional open houses, including during Duxbury's "Opening of the Bay" festival in May.
Station established: 1768
Present tower built: 1843
Construction material: wood
Other buildings still standing: 1963 keeper's house, cistern, oil house
Tower height: 34 feet
Height of focal plane: 104 feet
Previous optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1871, now at Hull Lifesaving Museum, below)
Present optic: 190 mm
Characteristic: Three white flashes every 30 seconds with a red sector
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