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13100. (photo) Nauset Beach “The Towers” on Cable Road c.1937.

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13100. (photo) Nauset Beach “The Towers” on Cable Road c.1937.

13100. (photo) Nauset Beach “The Towers” on Cable Road c.1937. This rare photo features a close image of two of the three light towers as part of “The Towers” on Cable Road after their sale in 1918. By 1911, the cliff in Eastham had eroded to within eight feet of the northernmost tower, and the Bureau of Lighthouses decided to change Nauset from three lights to a single light. The “Three Sisters” were moved back from the edge of the bluff. In June, 1911, The center tower was given a Fresnel lens with a white light that flashed three times each 10 seconds and attached to the 1876 keeper’s house. In 1918, the two defunct towers — after their lanterns had been removed — were bought for $3.50 by the Cummings family of Attleboro, Massachusetts. About two years later, the lighthouses were incorporated into a summer cottage known as “The Towers” on Cable Road, not far from their original location. The cottage was later used as a dance studio. This clear close view provides a great look at this configuration in a nicely restored state in 1937. Photo measures 8” x 10”. Clean, clear, good contrast. Rare early view. Dated October 10, 1937. (VG+). $74.