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15217. (photo) Harbor Lighthouse, Edgartown, Mass.” c.1930.

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15217. (photo) Harbor Lighthouse, Edgartown, Mass.” c.1930.

15217. (photo) Harbor Lighthouse, Edgartown, Mass.” c.1930. In 1828 Congress appropriated $5,500 for the purpose of building a lighthouse at the entrance to Edgartown Harbor. About $4,000 was expended and a Keeper’s dwelling with rooftop light tower was constructed offshore on pilings, meaning the keeper originally had to row a short distance to reach the mainland. In 1830, a wooden causeway was built to ease the Keeper’s transit. In 1939 when the Coast Guard assumed the responsibility of the nation’s lighthouses, the structure was demolished and replaced by a cast iron tower on the land. This unusually clear view bears a fine, close, b/w image of the keeper’s house with lantern on the roof. Great detail. Measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. (F-). $36.