The Edgartown Light shown here precedes the Great Hurricane of 1938 which in its fury would necessitate the lights replacement with the current, cast-iron lighthouse that was moved by barge from Ipswich, MA not long thereafter.
This lighthouse was constructed when Edgartown's captains sailed the world in search of whale oil and came back wealthy men able to build the splendid houses that still grace the town's streets over a century later.
This lighthouse, while picturesque, was built on wood pilings, and the weight of light tower combined with the inevitable rot that affects wood in the presence of salt water, made its ultimate outcome a foregone conclusion.
The jetty to the light was known as "the bridge of sighs" because it was said to be the location where the soon to be outward bound sailors bid farewell to their sweethearts.
The stone jetty that replaced it created its own sand bank and today Edgartown light has a beach attached that new generations of young Edgartown sailors pass each day.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)