2012 Cape Ann Guide – Experience Cape Ann…serving Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
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The Lighthouses of Cape Ann
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Eastern Point Lighthouse
White light fashing every 5
Eastern Point Lighthouse was
erected on Gloucester's Eastern
Point to mark the harbor entrance
in 1832. The current brick tower
was built in 1890 and is 36 feet
tall with a focal plane of 56 feet.
In addition to the light, there is
a large lighthouse station, which
continues to serve as housing for
the U.S. Coast Guard. One of the
station's more famous occupants
was Winslow Homer. The noted
artist spent a year living at the
light in 1880.
Directions: Eastern Point Light is easily
reached by following Eastern Point
Boulevard to its end.
Ten Pound Island
Equal interval red light every
This quaint lighthouse is located
on Ten Pound Island, which is in
Gloucester Harbor. The light was
constructed in 1821 to identify
the island and act as a marker
for navigating Gloucester's inner
harbor. Rebuilt in 1881 of cast
iron with brick lining, the tower
is 30 feet tall with a focal point
of 56 feet. The island is easily
visible from many locations along
Gloucester's waterfront. Tiny
Ten Pound Island boasts housing
America's frst Coast Guard
station. The light has recently
been completely restored by the
Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Directions: The only way to visit Ten
Pound Island is via boat. The island
and lighthouse can be viewed from
Pavilion Beach, Stacy Boulevard and
Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.
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