Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse, Massachusetts
ANNISQUAM HARBOR LIGHT
CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS; WIGWAM POINT/IPSWICH BAY; WEST OF ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS
Station Established: 1801
Year Current/Last Tower(s) First Lit: 1897
Automated? YES 1974
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL ATTACHED TO GARAGE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Characteristics: White flash every 7.5 seconds
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
* 1801: Annisquam is the oldest of four lighthouses to guard Gloucester peninsula. The keeper’s house, built in 1801 continues to house Coast Guard families. Rudyard Kipling lived there while writing "Captain’s Courageous" – a great literary tribute to American sailors.
* 1974: The 4th order Fresnel lens and foghorn were automated.