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Allen, Scott. "Losing Ground: Against All Odds, Nantucket Is Trying to Hold Back the Sea." Boston Globe, February 12, 1996.

Balling, Joshua. "Sconset Trust and NHA Working to Acquire and Save Sankaty Lighthouse." Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, September 29, 2005.

Benchley, Rob. "Whither Sankaty Head Light?" Nantucket Magazine, Spring 1999.

Boston Globe, "Great Damage." December 3, 1898.

Boston Globe, "Remembers Last Indian Who Lived on Nantucket." August 21, 1910.

Boston Globe, "Will Be Seen Farther." August 18, 1912.

Butler, Karen T. Nantucket Lights. Nantucket, Massachusetts: Mill Hill Press, 1996.

Cardin, Dinah. "Nantucket Lighthouses Get a Makeover." Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, September 28, 2000.

Citro, Joseph A. Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.

Claflin, James W. Historic Nantucket Lighthouses: Sankaty Head. Worcester, MA: Kenrick A. Claflin and Son, 2003.

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

D'Entremont, Jeremy "Sankaty Looking Spiffy." Lighthouse Digest, November 2000.

Drake, Samuel Adams. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1875.

Fitchburg (MA.) Sentinel, "'Sconset." July 18, 1898.

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

Nantucket Historical Association Proceedings, "The Saga of Sankaty." 1950.

Nantucket Inquirer, February 4, 1850.

Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, "Lighthouses and Lightships of Nantucket." June 25, 1921.

Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, "Retired Whaling Masters First Kept Sankaty Light." May 19, 1972.

Nantucket Mirror, October 25, 1856.

Nantucket Town Crier, "Retired Sankaty Light Keeper Dies." September 8, 1961.

Snow, Edward Rowe. Famous Lighthouses of New England. 1945. Updated edition (as The Lighthouses of New England), Beverly, MA.: Commonwealth Editions, 2002.

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