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Great Point Light, Nantucket

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Amazing that they let you drive on the beach. 5-15 mph, like driving in 2 feet of snow according to my husband! You have to let the air out of the tires to 15 psi and then there are 2 air hoses to bri...  more »
  • Had a great drive out to the lighthouse today. What a surprise when we found hundreds of seals at the point. From a distance we thought they were rocks with about 2 dozen seals, but upon a closer look...  more »
  • Schedule a trip for sunrise! You will treasure the memory. And a perfect location for viewing the Rainbow Parade at the start of the Opera house cup Races!  more »
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