Newburyport Rear Range Lighthouse, Newburyport, Massachusetts
NEWBURYPORT HARBOR RANGE LIGHTS
Location: NEAR MERRIMAC RIVER
Station Established: 1873
Year Current/Last Tower(s) First Lit: 1873
Foundation Materials: STONE CONCRETE (1964)
Construction Materials: WOOD & STEEL W/BRICK LINING
Tower Shape: SQUARE HOURGLASS (REAR RANGE); Front Range: OCTAGONAL ON CONICAL BASE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED; Front Range: SEPARATE
Original Lens: 6th order Fresnel
* 1873 – Wooden octagonal tower built on Bayley’s Wharf.
* 1950s – Iron lantern on Front Range replaced by wooden shingled lantern.
* 1961 – Lights discontinued and Rear Range sold into private ownership.
* 1964 – Front Range moved to local Coast Guard station.
* 1990 – Front Range changed to round white tower with red lantern.
* George W. Stickney (1873 - 1886)
* Matthew F. Barrett (1886-1889 and 1893-1908)
* Edwin F. Hunt (1889-1893)
* Bernard W. Barrett (1908-?)
Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.