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The First Cornfield Point   LV 51

This is the 2nd Cornfield  LV 118 / WAL539
Built in 1938.

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STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 118 / WAL 539
1938-l957: Cornfield Point (CT)
1958-1962: Cross Rip (MA)
1962-1972: Boston (MA)

(1942-1945: During WWII, remained assigned to Cornfield station, no armament provided)

HISTORICAL NOTES: LV 118 / WAL 539-
1939: Apr 25, placed on Cornfield Point (CT), serving thereafter on the Cross Rip and Boston stations until withdrawn Oct 5, 1972

More notes:
RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1972; AGE: 34

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Decommissioned Nov '7, 1972; donated to Lewes Historical Society (DE) Aug 9 1973; afloat and on display at Lewes; marked OVERFALLS
(although never assigned to that station)

This is not the wreck found in Long Island Sound.

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