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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son

Race Point Light Station, Provincetown, MA.

Welcome to Kenrick A. Claflin & Son


Featured on our web site and in our monthly web catalogues are new and out-of-print books, documents, post cards, photographs, maps and charts, engravings, lithographs, uniforms and insignia, tools, lamps, lens apparatus, equipment and apparatus and much more relating to these heroic services.

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Race Point Light Station, Provincetown, MA.

Race Point Light Station was leased to the American Lighthouse Foundation in 1995. Since then our organization has worked to restore the site – the keepers house has been repaired and modernized with heat, hot water, flush toilets, refrigeration, and a gas stove. Overnight stays were initiated in 1998.

One of our efforts has been to institute the use of renewal energy sources on the site. A solar electrical system was installed in October 2003, and a wind turbine generator up was added in 2007, making the use of a diesel generator unnecessary. The restored whistle house was opened to guests for week-long stays in 2008. This year solar hot water was added to heat the potable water, and to supplement the heat. Presently we are able to offer up to five rooms for rent, with shared kitchen and bath facilities in the two buildings. We hope eventually to expand the rental season beyond the current May – October with the addition of the solar hot water heating supplement. Race Point Lighthouse remains an active navigational guide maintained by the Coast Guard.

Race Point is a wonderful place for a brief visit or for a stay – enjoy the quiet surroundings, learn about the history of the Lighthouse Service and of the outer Cape, and see renewable energy in action. See the Race Point web site for more information on staying at the Race Point Light Station.