As a night light, this colorful image is immediately recognizable to anyone who's made the trip to experience Sankaty light firsthand and it makes an ideal gift and unique remembrance of any Nantucket visit.
"Sankoty" is the Indian term for the 100-foot highland on the Eastern shore of the island where this iconic lighthouse is found. The location was used to spot whales that would be pursued in small boats from shore.
The light's beam reaches as far as 45 miles out to sea warning approaching ships of such dangerous nearby shoals as "The Rose and Crown", "The Great Rip", and "The Fishing Rip."
Sanity Light also marks a passage inside the South Shoal which allows ships approaching in a strong Westerly wind to anchor at night in the relative safety found "under the lee of the high shore at Sankaty."
Over time, the light became as popular as an island picnic destination as it was as a beacon for storm-tossed mariners.
In the 1850s, it even had its platform under the lantern widened to allow women in hoop-skirts to inspect the lens and reflectors without encountering their own hazard to navigation.
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)