Lighthouses

Newburyport Harbor (Plum Island) Lighthouse

The Plum Island Lighthouse At Newburypoint Harbor

The Newburypoint Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse in Massachusetts

The Newbury Port Harbor Lighthouse can be found on the grounds of the Merrimack River Coast Guard Station which is also along the Newburyport waterfront. It was known in the history of the place that it was a primary center for trading items which are coming from Europe and China. However, there was no navigational light to guide all those that travel by water.  It was even first called as the Plum Island Lighthouse being located on the exact island which carries the same name.

Newburyport is the tiniest city in Massachusetts and it is also known to be the birthplace of the coast guards. This lighthouse was created in 1873 to help all the travelers and mariners be guided safely into entering their harbor. It has also helped a lot in guiding the arriving vessels away from the perilous reef which was called the Goose Rocks.

When the tower was damaged by some kind of fire, they restored it to its old and traditional look by 1990 with its iron lantern as well. It was after nine years when the Lighthouse Preservation Society of Newburyport already launched a campaign to raise $65,000 just to renovate the tower’s front light. There have been also repainting done to it. It was David Hall who became responsible for its complete refurbishing of its range lights on its rear while the preservation society rendered dinners right on top it. These are included on the list of the National Register of Historic Places and it can be reached by land.

A Close Look At The Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

A view of the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse when standing close.

 

Springtime at the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

A beautiful view of what the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse looks like in the spring.

 

It's Snowing At The Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

A view of the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse during the winter.

 

The Lens Of The Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

The fresnel lens from the top of the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

 

A View From Above The Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

A birds eye view of the Newburyport Harbor Plum Island Lighthouse

 

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