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Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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Banks, Dr. Charles Edward. Annals of Tisbury. Circa 1908; published online by the Historical Records of Tisbury at

Boston Globe, "The Light Keeper." October 15, 1894.

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

Davidson, Donald W. America's Landfall: The Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. West Dennis, Massachusetts: 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, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1991.

Huntington, Gale. An Introduction to Martha's Vineyard. Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1969.

Poole, Virginia. "Under Repairs: Institute Tends to Historic Lighthouses of the Vineyard." Vineyard Gazette, November 29, 1991.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Lighthouses of New England. New York, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973.

Sutton, Goldie P. "Faithful Ocean Sentinel for More Than 150 Years." Vineyard Gazette, May 26, 1995.

Wells, Julia. "Lighthouses of Martha's Vineyard." Lighthouse Digest , December 1993.

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any part of this website without permission of the author.

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