Bob Trapani has provided this photo of the 1910 Elbow of Cross Ledge Light in its heyday, as well as the accompanying photo showing cleanup of the wreckage after the lighthouse was destroyed in a collision with the ship Steel Apprentice in October 1953.
Photos by United States Coast Guard, from the collection of the Coast Guard Historian's Office
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