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Minots Ledge Lighthouse
Minots Ledge Lighthouse,
Scituate, MA
*Dates of operation~~ 1860-present
*Building Material~~ Granite
*Tower~~ 114 feet
*Elevation~~ At water level
*Markings~~ Natural
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white in a distinctive 1-4-3 pattern every 45 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ (All on shore on Government Island), keeper's quarters, oil house  
engineering office, asst. keeper's quarters, stone wharf
*Automated~~ 1947
*Original Lens~~ Third Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 300mm, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard owns tower, town of Cohasset, MA owns buildings
*Waterway Location~~ Atlantic Ocean at entrance to Massachusetts Bay.
*Significant Feature~~  One of the greatest engineering feats of the U. S. Lighthouse
Service.  Replaced the lighthouse at
Scituate, MA. Known as the "I Love You" light
because the flashing pattern mirrors the number of letters in the words "I love you".

         LINKS
Jeremy D'Entremont's lighthouse history (including video of waves hitting lighthouse)
http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/minots-ledge.html

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/minots.htm

Coast Guard Academy Cadet ROV Project around the lighthouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fHASRZmUME&feature=player_embedded

Aerial photos of lighthouse from Marinas.com
http://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/829_Minots_Ledge_Lighthouse_Cohasset_MA_United_States
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