Nantucket Beacon

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Apple iPhone 11
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Nearest Area
Siasconset
Town
Nantucket
Brief Directions
Nantucket Island can be reached via ferry from Hyannis or major airports in the Northeast US.
Description
Built in 1850 the Sankaty Head Lighthouse is located at the easternmost point of the island, in the village of Siasconset. It was one of the first lighthouses in the United States to receive a Fresnel lens and wasn't automated till 1965. Till then, the Coast Guard lighthouse keepers lived on site in a house with their families.In 1987, the lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Date Added
March 30, 2021
Date Taken
September 22, 2020