Monday, November 05, 2012

Billingsgate Island - The Little Island That Was

Billingsgate Lighthouse
Off the end of Wellfleet's Great Island are the remains of what was the community of Billingsgate Island. There were about 30 homes, a lighthouse, and even a baseball team, on this tiny island (50 acres?) that was focused primarily on fishing and whaling. The island totally disappeared in 1942, but can still be seen at low low tide, just south of Jeremy Point. The history is a fascinating story of fighting a never-ending battle with the inevitable 'sinking' of the island.

Check out these two articles...

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