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Wellfleet - Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station Night Light
The U. S. Life Saving Station in Cahoon Hollow in Wellfleet, MA held a key location in patrolling the Outer Cape's beaches for ships either wrecked or in distress in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Built in 1853 and rebuilt after a fire in 1897, it was fully manned by crews of experienced surf-men from September to June with only the keeper remaining for the summer months.
From high atop their lookout, they would monitor and record passing marine traffic and relay key messages to passing ships via International Code using flags flown from their 60-foot flag staff.
Surf patrols walked four miles north and four miles south every night in cold clear nights and in raging storms to connect with their counterparts in the Nauset and Truro stations. The service became part of the U. S. Coast Guard in 1915 and the life-saving stations were decommissioned in the late 1940s.
Today, this station is better known to thousand of folks who enjoy Wellfleet and The Cape Cod National Sea Shore as The Beachcomber.
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)