Wood End Lighthouse
Location: Entrance to Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod
Coordinates: 42 01 16 N 70 11 37 W
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The tower is maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the area around it can be reached after a fairly strenuous walk across the breakwater from Provincetown's West End.
Station established: 1872
Present lighthouse built: 1872
Construction materials: brick with concrete foundationOther structures still standing: brick oil house
Tower height: 39 feetHeight of focal plane: 45 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: VLB-44 (LED), solar powered
Characteristic: Flashing red every 10 seconds
Fog signal: horn, one blast every 30 seconds (mariner activated via VHF radio)