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12495. (photo) Bird Island Lighthouse, Marion, Mass c.1920.

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12495. (photo) Bird Island Lighthouse, Marion, Mass c.1920.

12495. (photo) Bird Island Lighthouse, Marion, Mass c.1920. Clear close view shows summer visitors playing on the sand in front of Bird Island Light Station. The small Bird Island—less than two acres—is just a few hundred yards off Butler’s Point near the entrance to Marion’s Sippican Harbor, on the west side of Buzzards Bay. WIth heavy maritime traffic in the area, Bird Island was an ideal place to establish a lighthouse that would serve to guide mariners into the harbor and points north. The new lighthouse went into operation in September 1819 and served until 1933, when it was taken out of service following the construction of the Cape Cod Canal. Rare view measures 2 ¼” x 4” and is clear and clean. (VG+). $20.