Tarpaulin Cove Lighthouse
Location: Naushon Island (Elizabeth Islands)
Coordinates: 41 28 08 N 70 45 27 W
Managed by: Cuttyhunk Historical Society
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
For more information on visiting the lighthouse, contact the Cuttyhunk Historical Society by phone at 508-984-4611 or email [email protected]
Station established: 1817
Present lighthouse built: 1891
Construction material: Brick
Tower height: 38 feet
Height of focal plane: 78 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1856)
Present optic: VLB-44 (below)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds, active Coast Guard aid to navigation.