Brant Point Lighthouse, is America's second-oldest lighthouse. After seven previous lighthouses, the eighth was built with a 47-foot brick tower and brick keeper's house. The tower received a fourth-order Fresnel lens, showing a fixed red light. Shining from a height of only twenty-six feet above the water, its occulting red light (occulting 4 seconds, lighted 3 seconds), has a range of about ten miles.
***Directions: Nantucket Island can be reached by ferry from Hyannis. For fares and schedule contact Hy-line Cruises, Ocean Street Dock, Hyannis, MA 02601
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