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Eastern Point Light | Gloucester, Massachusetts

Eastern Point Light | Gloucester, Massachusetts

Taken just at the end of the golden hour with the morning sunshine coming in over the Atlantic.

Edited in Photoshop Express, Snapseed, and Pixelmator. I’ve reduced the tint of the golden hour a little to give a bluer photo (the house looked a bit too yellow for me).

The smudge on the ocean’s horizon is the city of Boston.

History - Wikipedia 02Feb2019

Eastern Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Ann, in northeastern Massachusetts. It is known as the oldest seaport in America. The harbor has supported fishermen, whalers, and traders since 1616.

The lighthouse was originally planned in 1829 and was erected by 1832 on the east side of the Gloucester Harbor entrance. It was first lit on January 1, 1832. The tower was rebuilt in 1848 and again in 1890. The third and current conical brick tower stands 36 feet (11 m) tall. The lighthouse has an attached two-story keeper's quarters, built in 1879. The actual light is 57 feet (17 m) above Mean High Water. Its white light is visible for 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi).

In 1880, the lighthouse was occupied by American landscape painter Winslow Homer. It was automated by September 1985 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The lighthouse is currently operated by the United States Coast Guard and is closed to the public.

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Photo taken on 27 January 2019 (© rlonpine / Flickr)

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