Ten Pound Island Lighthouse

Ten Pound Island Lighthouse (HMOC8)

Location: Gloucester, MA 01930 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 36.607', W 70° 40.197'

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Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
Before you stretches Ten Pound Island. In 1821 a lighthouse was built on the island to safely direct sailing ships into Gloucester Harbor. Some of America's greatest works of art were painted by Winslow Homer while staying at the keeper's house in 1880. The lighthouse station was rebuilt in 1881 and continued to serve the maritime community until 1965 when the keeper's house was razed and the tower abandoned. Under the leadership of the Lighthouse Preservation Society, concerned citizens restored and relit the tower on August 5, 1989, in commemoration of America's Lighthouse Bicentennial.
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HM NumberHMOC8
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 363026 N 4718871
Decimal Degrees42.61011667, -70.66995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.607', W 70° 40.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 36.42" N, 70° 40' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)978
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 Stacy Blvd, Gloucester MA 01930, US
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