BIRD ISLAND

Year Established:
1819
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2006
Photo Courtesy of:
Mike & Carol McKinney
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SIPPICAN HARBOR OFF BUZZARDS BAY
Latitude:
41° 40.1'
Longitude:
70° 43.04'
City / Town:
MARION
U.S. State:
Massachusetts
Location County:
PLYMOUTH
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Town of Marion
Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. BIRD ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1933-1997
Year Tower Established:
1819
Tower Construction Material:
RUBBLESTONE
Tower Foundation:
SURFACE ROCK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
37
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
31
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1890
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
STONE
Other Structures:
NONE (SWEPT AWAY IN 1938 HURRICANE)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH-ORDER FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1856
Private Aid:
Yes
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017