Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc.
Our mission is the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of both The Plymouth Light Station ("Gurnet Light") and Duxbury Pier Light ("Bug Light"). We are a non-profit organization that encourages public awareness and support of these unique historic monuments to our nautical past.
Plymouth Light Station

Plymouth Light Station comprises Plymouth Light (aka Gurnet Light), a Keepers cottage, and Fort Andrew. It is located 3.8 nautical miles Northeast of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Gurnet Light was first built in 1768 and in 1790 became home to the first woman lighthouse-keeper.

PLEASE NOTE: The buildings and grounds of Plymouth Light Station (Gurnet Light, Fort Andrew and the Keeper’s Cottage) are government property. To enter people must have the approval of Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc or the US Coast Guard. Otherwise, they are trespassing! There are two ways the public can visit Plymouth Light Station - attend our annual open house event (in late May) or occasional tours may also be arranged by contacting us through this website.

Duxbury Pier Light
Duxbury Pier Light – also known as Bug Light – is located on the channel that leads to Plymouth, Kingston, and Duxbury (Massachusetts) harbors. It was first lit on September 15, 1871 to protect mariners from the dangerous shoal off Saquish Head.

Keep the Lights Shining!

*** Important COVID-19 Update ***

Due to the continued CDC Social Distancing Guidelines for COVID-19, we have cancelled all June, July, and August rentals of the Keeper’s Cottage.

  • We are not accepting any new rental requests.
  • No tours will be available until further notice.
  • Please check this website for updates as the situation evolves.

News & Events

Monthly Meetings

PG&BL’s meetings are held monthly and all are welcome!

If you are interested in joining us at a meeting, please email us for more information about scheduling and venue, as this can vary from month to month.

Hannah Thomas Honored

On April 13, 2019, Project Gurnet and Bug Lights Inc. honored Hannah Thomas as America’s first female lighthouse keeper by organizing a ceremony and placing a U.S. Lighthouse Service Marker at her grave site in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston. [READ MORE]