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Edgartown Harbor Light

Late afternoon at Edgartown Harbor Light, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The necessity for a lighthouse at this location was precipitated by a large number of vessels frequenting the harbor during the whaling boom of the late 1700s and early 1800s. The original Edgartown Light was a wooden, Cape Cod Style, two-story Keeper's house built on wooden piles, and was destroyed in the Hurricane of 1938. In 1939, the United States Coast Guard installed an 1881 vintage cast-iron tower relocated from Ipswich Rear Range Light. When reconstructed at the mouth of Edgartown Harbor, the relocated conical tower was fitted with a fourth-order Fresnel lens, electrified, and automated.

TAGS: America, History, Lighthouse, Massachusetts

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Northborough, Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2019
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© Andrew Petlock.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 11.2019
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 6s
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO25
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PHOTO LOCATION Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States of America