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The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands that extend about 16 miles from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. An early navigational light was established at Tarpaulin Cove on Naushon, the largest island in the chain, in 1759. In 1817, the federal government established a light station at Tarpaulin Cove. The lighthouse tower is now maintained by the Cuttyhunk Historical Society. Also discussed in this episode is the lost lighthouse of Cuttyhunk, which was established in 1823. Paul Elias is a longtime summer resident and a trustee of Naushon Island. He’s also a former board member of the Cuttyhunk Historical Society and the “point person” for Tarpaulin Cove Lighthouse.
Passport Program & Club
The United States Lighthouse Society Passport Program is designed to generate donations for participating lighthouses in addition to being a fun and educational way to learn about lighthouses and chronicle your lighthouse adventures. Collect unique stamps from over 600 locations throughout the country. In addition, when you join our free Passport Club you will receive a special gift and periodic updates on new stamp locations and stamp hunting tips.
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