Treasured Beacon: The Edgartown Harbor Light

For generations, the Edgartown Light has stood watch over the waters of Edgartown Harbor. Today the conical white tower is beloved both for its beauty and the important role it plays in guiding sailors safely home. Eighty years ago though it looked quite different and its fate was the subject of intense controversy. Through historic images and newspaper clippings, this exhibit looks at the history of the Edgartown Harbor Light, the transformation it underwent eighty years ago, and the importance it holds to our Island community.