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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse,
Newcastle, NH
*Dates of operation~~ 1877-present
*Building Material~~ Cast iron
*Tower~~ 48 feet
*Elevation~~ 6 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed green
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, oil house, radio beacon, walkway between  
tower and fort
*Automated~~ 1960
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Original lens still in use
*Open to Public?~~ Yes, but on limited basis
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard lease to American Lighthouse Foundation, Friends of
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
*Waterway Location~~ Mouth of Piscataqua River, entrance from Atlantic Ocean
*Significant Feature~~ The first light station established at a military installation in the
British colony of America in 1771.    

               LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org/

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/MARITIME/light/portsmout.htm

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