Images of Lighthouse ‘Nobska Light’ at Woods Hole, Cape Cod
Year Station Established: 1829 Year Present Tower Built: 1876 Year Automated: 1985
Location: Nobska Rd., Falmouth, Massachusetts Coordinates: 41°30′59″N 70°39′27″W Area: 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Architectural Style: Italianate, Federal Revival NRHP Referece No: 87001483
Construction Materials: Cast iron with brick lining Auxiliary Buildings Still Standing: 1876 keeper’s house, oil house, storage building, radio beacon house.
Tower Height: 40 feet Height of Focal Plane: 87 feet Earlier Optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens Present Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1888)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds with a red sector Fog Signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
In April 2016 the Town of Falmouth was granted a license by the Coast Guard to care for the light station property. A nonprofit, the Friends of Nobska Light, has been formed.
Nobska Light, originally called Nobsque Light, also known as Nobska Point Light is a lighthouse located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It overlooks Martha’s Vineyard and Nonamesset Island. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Nobska Point Light Station in 1987.
Visitor Information: The tower and dwelling are not opened to the public currently, but Friends of Nobska Light plans to open them in the future. The lighthouse is owned by the Town of Falmouth. Grounds open, dwelling/tower closed.
Credit: various sources including Wikipedia, National Register of Historic Places, Massachusetts Lighthouses, Friends of Nobska Light. Images Credit: Karatzas Images
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