American Lighthouse Foundation (Cape Cod Chapter)
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 889
There was a large settlement at Long Point in the mid-1800s, with a salt works and a schoolhouse. Many of the houses at Long Point were floated across the harbor to Provincetown's West End, where they still stand.
Tower Height: 38
Height of Focal Plane: 36
Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.
Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal brick tower with nlack cast iron lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1826
Date Present Tower Built: 1875
Date Automated: 1952
Optics: c. 1842: 10 lamps and reflectors; 1856: Sixth order Fresnel lens; 1875: Fifth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.
Fog Signal: 1875: 1,200 pound fog bell and striking mechanism; now automated fog horn with one blast every 15 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Charles Derby (1826-1849); Charles Derby (Jr.?) (1849-1853); Jesse Freeman (1853-1855); Daniel Smith (1855-1856); Hiram Snow (1856-1862); Ebenezer Holway (1862-1867); E. H. Whelden (1867-1870); John Thomas Dunham (1870-1882); Herman Smith (1882-1888); Samuel S. Smith (1888-1904), Charles A. Havender (?) (1904-1905); Roscoe Lopaus (1905-?); A. G. Haskins (c. early 1930s); Thomas L. Chase (c. 1933); Charles Cain (c. 1946); Joseph R. Poindexter (Coast Guard, March 1949-September 1949)