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Dumpling Rock postcard face - click to enlarge

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Dumpling Rock

State: MA
Year established: 1829
Latitude: 41 deg 32 min 18 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 55 min 17 sec W

Original construction:
Two-story house with lantern on roof

1889: Square white frame tower attached to NE corner of dwelling
1938: nearly destroyed by hurricane

1942: deactivated, replaced by skeleton tower

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 40-41