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 5ft 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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  • I loved the adventure in getting to Great Point. We rented a jeep and drove on the beach to get to the lighthouse. It wasn't the best day as far as the weather goes, but had a great time anyway. There...  more »
  • White large lighthouse on the northeast coast of the island. It is very simple, the picturesque lighthouse. You'd better watch out shoes from the road at the foot of the lighthouse walk quite so.
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  • Rent a Jeep at Young’s for the day. Grab a few Beach chairs from your hotel and head to Great Point Light. It’s distance away from town makes for the most desolate of them all. We saw a load of seal a...  more »
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  • Fantastic beach which is perfect for an evening stroll and sunset watching!
  • Its just so beutiful out there!
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