Brant Point Lighthouse - Nantucket, MA. The Brant Point Light House is located on the south side of the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. It was first established in 1746 and automated in 1965. It was only the second lighthouse built in America, after the Boston Light. The current tower was originally built in 1856, after several fires. The tower only stands 26 feet high & thus its light has been changed to red so that it would not be mistaken for house lights. It is the only light left on the harbor entrance of the ten lights on the point. More information about the lighthouse Handcast in lead-free pewter Detailed on both sides of the ornament. - see the images above for the fine detail Includes a ribbon to hang ornament 2-1/2" high x 2-3/4" wide Satin finish New England Lighthouse Collection The Brant Point Lighthouse ornament is part of our special Christmas ornament collection. Each of the ornaments in our collection are finely detailed to capture what makes each lighthouse special. Some lighthouses are made of cast iron, similar to the Portsmouth Harbor Light, others are made out of hand cut granite block, similar to the Boston Light; all the details are captured in our Christmas ornaments. The ornaments are hand cast using our specialized centrifugal casting machine using vulcanized rubber molds. Our lead-free pewter is heated to a range of 500 - 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The pewter is then cast into the spinning mold carefully by hand. Once the pewter solidifies, the raw ornaments are taken out of the mold. The castings that are satisfactory to the watchful eye of the Pewtersmith are then deburred by hand. The ornaments are then put through our antiquing process. After drying completely, the Christmas ornaments are buffed by hand, removing just the right amount of the antiquing solution to create the beautifully detailed ornament. Finally, the ornaments are dusted, inspected, and packaged with our red elastic bow hangers.
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