Wings Neck Lighthouse

United States

Size: 30 H x 40 W x 1.5 in

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Originally listed for $36,750

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

This tower was built in 1849, and was meant to control the heavy marine traffic that was traveling in Buzzards Bay, Port Wareham, and Sandwich. It is located on two acres of land that has deeded rights to a private beach. It assumed its real importance for several years after the Cape Cod canal was opened in 1914. The first lighthouse at Wings Neck was a typical Cape Cod designed light keepers house that has a lantern placed at the top. When there was a fire damage and other effects of general disrepair in 1889, it prompted the construction of a new lighthouse. That is the reason why the current keeper’s house, which consists of wooden hexagon towers, was built to replace the initial one.

This was always seen as one of the most important lighthouses in the Atlantic for many years. This was before newer technology was adopted making some of the traditional functions obsolete. It was later sold by the government in 1947 to Frank and Irene Flanagan. This was their retirement property and they stayed there for long until the death of Irene in 1999. After that, it was renovated in 2003, and it s now available for rent.

Keywords: Wings Neck, Rocks, Sea, Trees, Water, Clouds, Cape Cod, Lighthouse, Ocean

Subjects: Architecture

Styles: Realism

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Architecture Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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