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Name: Newburyport Harbor Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

Location: Newburyport Harbor, Merrimack River.


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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Private owner

Notes:
The Lighthouse Preservation Society is working with the owners of the lighthouse in an effort to restore the structure. For more information contact the Lighthouse Preservation Society, 4 Middle Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Phone (508) 499-0011 or (800) 727-BEAM.

Tower Height: 53

Description of Tower: Square, hourglass-shaped, unpainted brick tower with white cast iron lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Date Deactivated: 1961

Current Use: Part of office building.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
The lighthouse is on Water Street in downtown Newburyport, between Fair and Independent streets, near the Coast Guard station. There is street parking near the lighthouse. For a view of the range lights from the water, you can take a Newburyport Harbor cruise on the Yankee Clipper. The vessel leaves Newburyport Waterfront Park for 45-minute tours from 11 am to 6:30 pm in summer. Cruises are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Call (888) 975-1842 for information.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: George W. Stickney (June 1, 1873 - October 7, 1886); Matthew F. Barrett (1886-1889 and 1893-1908); Edwin F. Hunt (1889-1893); Bernard W. Barrett (1908-?)

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