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Name: Billingsgate Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Billingsgate Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States

Location: Billingsgate Island, Cape Cod Bay.

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Photo: Collection of Jeremy D'Entremont

Billingsgate Island off Wellfleet eroded away over the years; it totally disappeared by 1942. Today Billingsgate Shoal is marked by a buoy.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1822: Brick tower; 1858: Second brick tower.

Date Established: 1822

Date Deactivated: 1922

Optics: 1822: Eight lamps and reflectors; 1857: ? Order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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Keepers: William S. Moore (1822-1830), Abijah Gill (1830-184?), Francis Krogman (c. 1850), Thomas K. Payne (1860-1869 and 1876-1884), Thomas I. Payne (1869-1870), Elisha Cobb (1870-1872), Herman Dill (1872-1876, died in service), Ira W. Ingalls (1884-1889), George W. Bailey (1900-1915)


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