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Ned Point Light

Location: Mattapoisett Harbor Entrance near Mattapoisett, MA
Body of Water: Mattapoisett Harbor
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Ned Point Light

The location of the light is Mattapoisett Harbor Entrance. The nearest city is Mattapoisett, MA. The station was first established in 1837. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1838.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower.

The tower has an isophase white light at a focal plane height of 41 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 39 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Open - Tower Occasionally    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-17095 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0504 (International)

The light was built in 1838 at a cost of $4,500.

The light was automated in 1923. The light was deactivated from 1951 to 1963 after the land was sold to the town of Mattapoisett for use as a park.

NOAA Nautical Chart 13230

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

Ned Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1987, reference number 87001488.

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