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Billingsgate Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Billingsgate Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Billingsgate Island

State: MA
Year established: 1822
Latitude: 41 deg 52 min 16 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 4 min 6 sec W
Height above sea level: 40 feet

Original construction:
40-foot brick lighthouse

1858: Red square brick tower, connected with dwelling by a short covered way; black lantern

Destroyed by storm in 1915

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. 32-33