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Provincetown Places: Race Point Lighthouse
Race Point Race Point Light


Walk to the Light - park your car at Race Point Beach parking lot and take beautiful walk to the Lighthouse - it takes about 30 minutes. Spend a night, a weekend, or a week as a lighthouse keeper's guest... Contact New England Lighthouse Foundation (508) 487-9930. Web site: www.racepointlighthouse.net.

Established November 5, 1816

Keeper's house built about 1840

Fog bell installed 1852

Present fog signal building built 1873

Steam fog whistle installed 1873

Keeper's house added on to 1874

Present lighthouse built 1876

Present oil house built 1876

Electricity installed 1957

Light station automated unmanned 1978

Present light & fog signal installed (solar) 1994

Height of main light above water 41 feet

Max. keeper's salary until 1976 - $333

Max. keeper's salary until 1939 - $600

Center for Coastal Studies Race Point Field Station established 1999



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