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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

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.

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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