- In the 1830s, the fishermen of Wellfleet, MA felt the town's resurgence as a fishing port necessitated a second light be built at the head of Wellfleet Bay to go with Billingsgate Light which had been erected in 1822 on Billingsgate Island at the mouth of Wellfleet Harbor.
- From the outset, the idea was beset by problems. First, the actual need for the light was questioned. Once it was built, the accompanying house was a source of constant complaint by those who manned it. The lamp too was judged to be either insufficient or too strong.
- In 1878, the light was relocated and rebuilt with a cast-iron tower. The attached house was scrapped and a new one constructed. Still, the light had problems with birds flying into and frequently breaking the tower's glass.
- Finally in 1922, the Federal government decided the light was no longer worth the trouble and it was sold at auction. What happened next was for 80 years a mystery as the light tower disappeared and the victorian keeper's house remained.
- Finally, some lighthouse sleuthing uncovered the cast-iron tower's whereabouts at Point Montara in California where it found a new home and continues to serve its intended purpose.
- 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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