Eastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester

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Eastern Point Light is an historic lighthouse on Cape Ann, in northeastern Massachusetts.
The lighthouse was originally planned in 1829 and was erected by 1832 on the east side of the Gloucester Harbor entrance. It was first lit on January 1, 1832. The tower was rebuilt in 1848 and again in 1890. The third and current conical brick tower stands tall. The lighthouse has an attached two-story keeper's quarters, built in 1879. The actual light is above Mean High Water. Its white light is visible for.
In 1880, the lighthouse was occupied by American landscape painter Winslow Homer. It was automated by September 1985 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The lighthouse is currently operated by the United States Coast Guard and is closed to the public.
A distinctive rock formation known as Mother Ann is located along the shore near the lighthouse.
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  • Just too pretty for words. I love the rugged beauty of this lighthouse setting. Must see when you go there.  more »
  • We visited the lighthouse Columbus Day weekend. It is in a private development but the guard at the entrance was friendly and gave us directions. When we got to the lighthouse there was another...  more »
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  • If you like lighthouses and breakwaters with breathtaking views this is the place to be. Located at the end of Eastern Point Blvd. It has parking. Plan on walking a lot on rocky terrain,wear sensible shoes and enjoy yourselves.
  • Privately-owned lighthouse that you can park nearby (for a fee?) & walk out onto a long, wide jetty, which has great views of the Boston skyline & Gloucester Harbor. You'll need to drive through a series of "private streets" to get here, but it's not a big deal.

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