Stonehorse Shoal, 1852-1963

Location & historical notes: Massachusetts, about 1/2 mile off the southern end of Monomoy Point, at the eastern end of Nantucket Sound.  Positioned to mark a course change required when using Pollock Rip Channel.  Eventually replaced by a lighted horn buoy.

The station was originally named "Shovelful Shoal," from 1852-1916, then renamed "Stonehorse Shoal."

Lightships assigned:

1852-1916: LV-3

1916-1923: LV-5

1924-1934: LV-47

1934-1951: LV-53 / WAL-501

1951-1963: LV-101 / WAL-524

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