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Great Point Light, Nantucket

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Great Point Light, officially Nantucket Light, is a lighthouse located on the northernmost point of Nantucket Island. First built in 1784, the original wooden tower was destroyed by fire in 1816. The following year a stone tower was erected which stood until toppled in a storm in March 1984. Rebuilt again in 1986, the stone tower was built to replicate the old one, and still remains in operation today. Modern additions include solar panels to recharge the light's batteries, and a sheet pile foundation and 5-foot (1.5 m) thick concrete mat to help withstand erosion.

The lighthouse sits on a thin spit of beach where the currents of the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sound meet.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as Nantucket Light and removed after the destruction of the listed structure in 1986.
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  • You're in Nantucket, you have to see all the lighthouses, what else is there to say? Hard to get enough words for a review, but this island is small enough that you can visit each lighthouse. Why... 
    You're in Nantucket, you have to see all the lighthouses, what else is there to say? Hard to get enough words for a review, but this island is small enough that you can visit each lighthouse. Why...  more »
  • Excellent spot. ordinary sight but a phenomenal setting. Worth the effort and time that it took to get there. Go early if possible. 
    Excellent spot. ordinary sight but a phenomenal setting. Worth the effort and time that it took to get there. Go early if possible.  more »

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