Bird Island Light
Marion , MA 02738
Built on the tiny Bird Island, this historic lighthouse is steeped in over 190 years of history. Originally bought by the government from a private owner, this little island off Sippican Harbor in Massachusetts cost a mere two hundred dollars! The first keeper, William Moore, a veteran of the 1812 War, began his post in 1819. Rumor has it that Moore murdered his wife and her body is supposedly buried on the island, although no evidence of remains has ever been found. Legend has it that the island is now cursed and the deceased wife haunts it. Today the island (but not the tower) can be visited during September through April. The months of May through August are off limits because the island serves as a nesting ground for the endangered Roseate Tern.