Images of Nobska Lighthouse Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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


To view additional images of the Nobska Light taken in the afternoon autumn sun, please visit our blog by clicking here!


To visit the official page of the Nobska Light, please visit the “Friends of Nobska Light”, please click here, and please consider DONATING to this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!


Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Light still on! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Light still on! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light in chilly early morning in spring. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Nobska Light gloating in the early morning sun. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of Nobska Light gloating in the early morning sun. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Nobska Light gloating in the early morning sun. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Nobska Light gloating in the early morning sun. Image credit: Karatzas Images

 

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor.  karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presence of tugs ‘Bering Sea’ and ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presence of tugs ‘Bering Sea’ and ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presence of tugs ‘Bering Sea’ and ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presence of tugs ‘Bering Sea’ and ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presense of tugs ‘Bering Sea’ and ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.  karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor getting ready for lightering maritime services in presence of tug ‘Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor in audience of a black-painted queen! Cruiseship ‘Queen Mary 2’ outbound.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor provided lightering maritime services; portside stern view detail.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor provided lightering maritime services by tank-barge ‘Columbia’ in presense of tug ‘Ross Sea’. Portside bow view detail.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry, 73,000 dwt, 2006 built at Dalian) at anchor in New York Harbor under lightering maritime services in presense of tug’Ross Sea’ and tank barge ‘Columbia’. Portside view.   karatzas.com

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Panamax Products Tanker (LR1) MT ‘Compass’ (Singapore Registry) drifting with the tide in New York Harbor.  karatzas.com


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