CAPE PHOTOS, Page 2:
Places to Visit - Sites to See:
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Billingsgate before the entire island was eroded away in the 1930s. In the photo, it is clear that shore erosion is threatening the lighthouse as the sea wall of boulders was built in a futile effort to protect the lighthouse from wave attack. Unfortunately, the sea wall was poorly placed and actually increased the rate of erosion. In the late 1800s there were more than 30 houses and a school on the island.
(Photo provided by the Cape Cod National Seashore)
You can't visit Billingsgate today but you can visit nearby
BUILDING THE CANAL
Heritage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich.
First plantings made in 1972 for study and comparison.
COAST GUARD HERITAGE MUSEUM, Barnstable
"Building Completed 1856, S.B. Phinney, Collector of the Customs"
(D. Bayley Photo)