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Wood End Lighthouse, Provincetown

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Wood End Light Lookout Station is a historic lighthouse, located at the southwest end of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It is located at Wood End, near the southernmost extent of the Provincetown Spit, and acts as a navigational aid to vessels on their approach to Provincetown Harbor. The Long Point Light Station, further down the peninsula at the tip of Long Point is an identical design and completed in 1875, three years after Wood End Light.
The light was first illuminated on November 20, 1872 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. In 1981, Wood End Light became the first Massachusetts lighthouse to be converted to use solar energy to power the light and fog signal equipment.
In 1896 a wooden keeper’s house was built, as well as a storage shed and oil house. Unfortunately with the changing times and no need to man the light station it was decided in 1961 to raze the buildings leaving just the tower and oil house.
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  • I could see it across the bay, would be really cool to get there and see it up close as I think that would be interesting  more »
  • YOU'LL WANT TO TAKE THIS IN, WHEN YOU'RE IN P-TOWN. But you have to start your trek as the tide is GOING OUT. Be of sound and nimble footwork to walk out over the jetty to access this spot. (the...  more »
  • Once you cross the Provincetown causeway you still have to walk further 500 meters. The other side is a pebble beach and scenic walk along the beach. Lighthouse isn’t operational and cannot enter the building. Good for photography.
  • Amazing here! Beautiful lighthouse with old charm. Please pick up trash if you visit here!

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