- 01. straits aerial 1
Aerial of the 31 acre Straitsmouth Island located off the coast of Rockport, MA.
- 04. aerial
Keeper house during restoration of the new roof in 2011.
- 05. aerial
The three key structures that encompass the Straitsmouth Island Light Station, the keeper house, oil house and lighthouse.
- 06. tower
The 35 foot tall lighthouse was totally renovated in 2013.
- 6A. renovation
Tower was re-pointed, power washed and repainted in 2013.
- 08.3 towers
Thacher Island stands about a mile to the south of Straitsmouth Island.
- 09. oil hse tower
The 1905 oil house, used to store kerosene for the lamp light, was restored in 2010.
- 11. keeper hse after 2013
Association volunteers take a break while helping to restore the Victorian styled keeper house in 2013.
- 11A before restore
The keeper house before restoration began in 2011.
- 12. sailing thru gap cove
Granite sloop Albert Baldwin sailing through the “gap” in 1920. Boat house on the right built in 1867 and eliminated in 1937.
- 13. .straitsmouth1835
The original 19 foot tall 1835 lighthouse was replaced by this 24 foot tower in 1851.Note the octagonal sides and “bird cage” lantern.
This 37 foot cylindrical brick tower replaced the 1851 tower in 1896 and still stands today.
- 15. STRAIT STORM DAMAGE 1991
The entry house to the tower was destroyed by the “Perfect Storm” in 1991 and never replaced
- 17. solar panels
The light and fog signal was automated in 1990 using solar panels for power.