Billingsgate Island off Wellfleet eroded away over the years; it totally disappeared by 1942. Today Billingsgate Shoal is marked by a buoy.
This light is not operational
1822: Brick tower; 1858: Second brick tower.
Date Established: 1822
Date Deactivated: 1922
Optics: 1822: Eight lamps and reflectors; 1857: ? Order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Destroyed.
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Keepers: William S. Moore (1822-1830), Abijah Gill (1830-184?), Francis Krogman (c. 1850), Thomas K. Payne (1860-1869 and 1876-1884), Thomas I. Payne (1869-1870), Elisha Cobb (1870-1872), Herman Dill (1872-1876, died in service), Ira W. Ingalls (1884-1889), George W. Bailey (1900-1915)