East Wharf Development
This privately-built working lighthouse was built using "tilt-up" construction. The technique involves casting large concrete panels and tilting them up to form the load bearing walls of a building. The design is said to have been inspired by Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket, Massachusetts. The lighthouse serves as a private aid to navigation and as a signpost for an upscale development.
Tower Height: 40
Characteristic and Range: Flashing red light, two seconds on, two seconds off, visible for 2 miles.
Description of Tower: Pale yellow hexagonal concrete tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1999
Date Present Tower Built: 1999
Current Use: Private aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Go west on Britton Rd. from N. May Ave. (Thanks to Bill Edwards).