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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
Billingsgate Light
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Beyle, Noel. "Billingsgate Final Score: Erosion 1, Lighthouse 0." Cape Codder, January 27, 1995.

Boston Globe, April 14, 1931. "Wellfleet's Billingsgate Light to Shine Again, as 109 Years Ago."

Boston Post, April 1, 1933. (note on lighted buoy at Billingsgate)

Clark, Admont G. Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - Their History and Lore. East Orleans, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1992.

Daniels, Clarence B. "That Was the Island That Was" Cape Cod Compass, 1964.

Davidson, Donald W. America's Landfall: The Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. West Dennis, MA: The Peninsula Press, 1993.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Massachusetts. Beverly, MA: Commonwealth Editions, 2007.

Gleason, Sarah C. Kindly Lights: A History of the Lighthouses of Southern New England. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Hay, David. "Billingsgate-The Island That Was." Cape Codder, July 23, 1970.

Henderson, Cliff. "Lost Lighthouses of Cape Cod and the Islands." Cape Cod Life, April/May 1990.

Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot, November 13, 1822. "Information to Mariners."

Kemprecos, Paul W. Billingsgate: The island that disappeared." National Fisherman, April, 1970.

Koehler, Margaret H. "Cape Cod's Mini-Atlantis." Packet, February 5, 1978.

"New Cape Cod Light Occupies Site of One of First Massachusetts Lighthouses." Lighthouse Service Bulletin, May 1, 1931.

New York Times, "A Lighthouse Undermined." January 10, 1857.

Pratt, Enoch. History of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans, Massachusetts, 1644-1844. Yarmouth, MA: W. S. Fisher and Co., 1844.

Rich, Earle G. "Billingsgate-The Island That Was." The Cape Codder, October 2, 1969.

Rickmers, Ruth E. Wellfleet Remembered, Past to Present in Pictures, vol. 1. Wellfleet, MA: Blue Butterfly Publications, 1981.

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Starr, Joyce. "Former Lighthouse Now Navigational Hazard." Cape Cod Times, September 15, 1990.

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