Saving Straitsmouth Island Light Station

Since the U.S.Coast Guard left Straitsmouth Island Light Station in the 1930s, it has been owned by a number of private owners and by the 1960s had been totally abandoned. It has been on the dooms-day list of endangered lighthouses since that time. A joint effort by the Thacher Island Association, the town of Rockport, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society has been established to save this historic and iconic lighthouse station first established in 1834. Straitsmouth Island is located near the harbor entrance to Rockport, Massachusetts, just north of Gloucester and about 35 miles north of Boston.