Ten Pound Island Light

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Ten Pound Island Light in 1997 - 28th trip
Ten Pound Island Light in 1997 - 28th trip

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Built: 1881

Decommissioned: 1956

This brick lined cast-iron tower is 30 feet tall and sits in Gloucester's inner harbor. It replaced an original 1821, 40-foot stone tower built on the site. When the lighthouse was taken out of service in 1956, its light was moved to other various towers. After restoration of the lighthouse, it was returned to this tower and relighted in 1989.

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