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East Chop (Telegraph Hill), Lighthouse,
Oak Bluffs, MA (Martha's Vineyard)
*Dates of operation~~ 1877-present
*Building Material~~ Cast iron
*Tower~~ 40 feet
*Elevation~~ 41 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Three second green flash followed by three second eclipse
*Existing Buildings~~ None
*Automated~~ 1933
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 300mm
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard lease to Martha's Vineyard Museum
*Waterway Location~~ Vineyard Haven Harbor, Nantucket Sound
*Significant Feature~~ (The word "chop" is a 17th century English word meaning an entrance to a
channel.)  Prior to this official lighthouse, a lighthouse was built and run for seven years at this
spot and funded by local merchants. When it burned down in 1871, a new light was placed on top
of a house and again funded by the local community. In 1877, the house was torn down and
replaced with the existing "official" government tower.

      LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.marthasvineyardhistory.org/eastchop.php

Aerial photos from Marinas.com
https://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/72awx_East_Chop_Light_(Telegraph_Hill_Light)_Lighthouse_East_Chop_MA_United_States

Jeremy D'Entremont's lighthouse info and history
http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/east-chop-lighthouse.html

Drone footage of lighthouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyEddUu6caE
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