Great Point Light

Great Point Light (HM1YA)

Location: Nantucket, MA 02554 Nantucket County
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N 41° 23.404', W 70° 2.894'

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Rededicated September 6, 1986
This is a restoration of Historic Great Point Light destroyed by a raging storm on March 29, 1984. It was situated 800 feet east of this site. The rubblestone tower, lantern house, entry shelter and spiral staircase duplicate the form and appearance of the former lighthouse. New technology has been added. Photovoltaic solar panels recharge the batteries which power the light. The lighthouse now sits on a sheet pile cofferdam foundation with a five foot thick concrete mat to protect this important navigational aid against storms and beach erosion.
—— Chronology ——
December 1784 · Original wooden tower erected
November 1816 · Tower destroyed by fire
March 1817 · ? · Congress appropriates funds for reconstruction
October 1817 · ? Rubbleston lighthouse constructed
March 1984 · ? · Great Point Light destroyed by storm
October 1984 · Congress appropriates funds for reconstruction
September 1986 · Great Point Light restored and improved

The citizens of Nantucket are indebted to Senator Edward M. Kennedy for his successful efforts in obtaining Federal funds for the restoration of Great Point Light
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 412363 N 4582589
Decimal Degrees41.39006667, -70.04823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.404', W 70° 2.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 24.24" N, 70° 2' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 Unnamed Road, Nantucket MA 02554, US
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