Keeping the Light for 114 Years

Keeping the Light for 114 Years (HM2M4T)

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N 41° 51.622', W 69° 57.176'

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Nauset Lighthouse

"All the towers leaking bad. Everything all wet and in poor order
Log entry by Keeper Nathan Gill, 1874
Taking care of a lighthouse was demanding. The keeper was tasked with keeping the lights burning no matter the weather, and performing maintenance around the station. The first keeper's house at Nauset Light was built in 1838, when the original three towers were constructed. In 1875, a second house was built because an assistant keeper and his family needed a place to live. The assistant lived in the original brick house and the head keeper moved into the new wood frame house. The keepers house has been moved twice - in 1923 and again in 1998.
In 1952 Nauset Light was automated and a keeper was no longer needed. The former keeper's house is currently used as a residence. Please respect the privacy of the occupants - the house and yard are not open to the public.
HM NumberHM2M4T
Placed ByCape Cod National Seashore and the Nauset Light Preservation Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 420907 N 4634712
Decimal Degrees41.86036667, -69.95293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 51.622', W 69° 57.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 51' 37.32" N, 69° 57' 10.56" W
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