SANKATY HEAD

Year Established:
1850
Existing:
Yes
Download:
IMG_5048adj.jpg (4.69 MB)
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2012
Photo Credit:
Jeremy D'Entremont
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
EAST COAST OF NANTUCKET ISLAND
Latitude:
41° 17'
Longitude:
69° 58'
City / Town:
NANTUCKET
U.S. State:
Massachusetts
Location County:
NANTUCKET
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
'SCONSET TRUST
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. SANKATY HEAD
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1850
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK/GRANITE
Tower Foundation:
BRICK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
158
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
70
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1849
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX BUNGALOW
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE (1887)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
DCB-224
Original Optic Type:
SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1850
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1965
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

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