Edgartown Light as we know it now was originally located on the Ipswich River Range on Boston's North Shore. It replaced the earlier lighthouse at this location after it had been badly damaged in the Great Hurricane of 1938.
Cast iron lights stand up better to the challenges of moisture, salt air, and wind than their wood or brick counterparts as long as they are regularly maintained. More importantly, they readily disassemble, are easily transportable and can be rebuilt by a small crew in relatively short order.
One slight drawback to cast iron towers is their tendency to sway in the wind which understandably leaves a lighthouse keeper somewhat unsettled during storms. The best solution found has been to line these towers with brick.
Edgartown light was purchased by the Town of Edgartown in 2013 and has also been dedicated as The Childrens Lighthouse Memorial. The site and the tower are open daily from June through Labor Day.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 3.375" (w) x 4.125" (h) x 2.5" (d)