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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  • Eastern Point Light is an iconic lighthouse whose image can readily be found on postcards and tourist items. For all of that, it is surprisingly small and unimposing. The approach to it is tricky in t...  more »
  • This is a small rock outcropping with a nice lighthouse and outbuildings , good photo ops but you can't go on the island .  more »
  • Beautifully maintained lighthouse and grounds. The vistas from here are the best anywhere on the coast. Don't miss.  more »
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  • First, only way to get to lighthouse says private road for residents and member....at least put up sign you can go in, if you are going for lighthouse. Second, cash $10 to even get near parking spot. There was a guy standing in front of parking to collect money. I won't have come if i had to pay money to even park car. Just came to enjoy sea scenery but got ruined experience instead
  • Small parking lot that cost $10 plus there is a clean port-a-potty. Little bit of a rocky walk to the break way. Very pretty lighthouse. Watch the harbor and see the boats come and go. The seagulls catch the crabs along the break to eat.
  • Easy to get to but hard to find. Ignore the prohibitive signs and follow the gps
  • I was here for work, but the view of the harbor is good. The rocks were less and less fun to have to scamper around and you really have to watch the tides because it can get dangerous.
  • If your traveling with young kids would not suggest this. No access to see the lighthouse other than scaling the breakwater wall. The drive through private roads was nice

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The town prides itself on maintaining a quaint New England charm. Many inns and rental properties offer views, or accommodation in historical red-brick buildings. Some accommodations have only a few rooms, so book ahead to ensure you get the room of your choice.
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