- From its initial construction in the 1830s, Edgartown Light experienced problems related to its construction and the wooden pilings it was built on.
- The beacon and the jetty built to reach it endured multiple renovations, storms and fires over the next seventy years until well after the Whaling industry reduced Edgartown harbor to a fishing and pleasure yacht destination.
- The Great Hurricane of 1938 finally spelled the end to the lighthouse as shown here and its replacement was found north of Boston on the back range of the Ipswich River.
- That cast iron light was floated down on barge and has endured the eighty years since without concern about the rot that storm-driven salt water ultimately creates.
- The image shown here, of the light at night, dates to the 1890s, when a fence was built around the light to keep unwanted visitors from acquiring souvenirs of their trip to the now popular tourist destination Edgartown Harbor had become.
- Product Specifications
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 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)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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