White Island Lighthouse
Isles of Shoals, Rye, New Hampshire
Location: Southern tip of White Island, southernmost of the Isles of Shoals
Coordinates: 42 58 02 N 70 37 24 W
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Active aid to navigation; the navigation equipment is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Owned by the State of New Hampshire.
Accessibility: The island is not open to the public; the best views are from cruises to the Isles of Shoals.
Station established: 1821
Present lighthouse built: 1859
Construction material: Brick with cast iron lantern
Other buildings still standing: keeper's house, covered walkway, two outbuildings
Height of tower: 58 feet
Height of focal plane: 82 feet
Optic: Second-order Fresnel (1855); DCB-224 (1986); VRB-25 (circa 2000); VLB-44 (2008) (below)