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Name: Spectacle Island Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Location: Inner Boston Harbor, northeast part of Spectacle Island.

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The Spectacle Island Range Lights were the first of two pairs of range lights built on the island; the second were the Broad Sound Channel Range Lights in 1903.

Height of Focal Plane: 29

Description of Tower: White, octagonal wooden shingled tower with light visible through small window; in 1904 the towers were painted white on their lower thirds, red on their middle thirds, and white on their upper thirds.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1897

Date Deactivated: 1913

The Spectacle Island Range Lights no longer exist. The island can be viewed from many cruises in the Boston area.

Keepers: Winfield L. Creed (1897-1913?), Fred W. Tibbetts (assistant, 1898-?), Edwin Tarr (assistant, 1904-?)


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