Edgartown Light. Photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

MVGazette: The Edgartown lighthouse could have ended up in Arkansas. But the 1875 lighthouse will likely stay at its perch a quarter-mile out in Edgartown harbor, as the Edgartown selectmen signed off Monday [January 7] on the town’s application to take stewardship of the icon.

In May, the town learned that the U.S. General Services Administration, the current owners of the lighthouse, would look for a new owner for the lighthouse, which was deemed no longer critical to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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