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2016 Cape Ann Guide

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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Page 36 of 75 37 The Lighthouses of Cape Ann For more information visit Eastern Point Lighthouse White light fashing every 5 seconds. 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 Lighthouse Equal interval red light every 6 seconds. 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. ©Jeremy D'Entremont, ©Boston Drone Works

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