Latitude 41 30' 54" N Longtitude 70 39' 20"
The present tower is 42 feet high and was constructed in 1876. It was built to replace the original "Nobsque" light, a stone cottage with a light tower on top which had stood since 1828. The present tower is made of a cast iron shell lined with brick. It was built in Chelsea, Massachusetts and transported to Cape Cod in four sections.
The front half of the current "keeper's house" was also built in 1876. Originally painted dark maroon-brown, it had a covered walkway to the tower attached in 1899 and a second "assistant keepers house" added in 1907. Over the years, windows, doors, porches and walkways have come and gone and the color has been changed to the classic Coast Guard white with red roof.
Nobska Light became
In 1983,Nobska Light was automated. The two keepers houses were joined and became the quarters for Commander Coast Guard Group Woods Hole and his family. The Woods Hole Group serves the mainland and islands from Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Rhode Island/Connecticut state line.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 41° 30.9′ N, 70° 39.333′ W. Marker is in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on 233 Nobska Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woods Hole MA 02543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Marine Hospital Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historic Clay & Brick Bathhouse (approx. 6˝ miles away); Soldiers' Memorial Fountain (approx. 6˝ miles away); Heath Hen (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rebecca, Woman of Africa (approx. 10.3 miles away); Address by President Lincoln
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