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
Comprised of Plymouth Light (aka "Gurnet Light), a Keeper’s cottage and Fort Andrew, Plymouth Light Station 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.
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!

News & Events

Help Needed for Our Annual Spring Cleanup
Saturdays May 4, 11 and 18th from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Come join us to help clean up Gurnet Light in preparation for our annual open house!

The Clean-up Days for this year are:

  • Saturday, May 4 (possibly Sunday, May 5)
  • Saturday, May 11, (NOT May 12, which is Mother’s Day)
  • Saturday, May 18, (possibly Sunday, May 19)

All  Clean-up times are 8:30am-3:30pm. Dolly will provide coffee in the morning, and lunch of some sort. Please contact if you plan to attend — we want to make sure we have enough food and water on hand for our incredible volunteers!

Come to Our Open House

Join Project Gurnet and Bug Lights for a trip to historic Gurnet Light, the Keeper’s Cottage, and Fort Andrew at the end of Gurnet Point! Your tour guides will help you relive the history of these American treasures.

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Where: Gurnet Light
When: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Shuttles will be leaving approximately every 30 minutes, starting at 9:00 am from the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St, Duxbury, MA.

View more details in our press release.

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.