The memorial was quite touching. This plaque summarizes the loss of life and ships. there are nine additional plaques of the same size which list the names of the men who died by year. I don't think anybody should have been a sailor in the 1820's.
Between the plaques were these decorative anchors.
A sign indicated that this is Ten Pound Light on Ten Pound Island. I have no idea why it was limited to ten pounds!. (There is a hung of granit near by from an earlier lighthouse that MUST weigh at least 50 pounds. Anyway, the sign indicated that Edward Hopper painted it many times, and since the other Ashcan Painters hung out in Rock Neck (a spit of land just behind Ten Pound Island), I'm thinking THEY probably painted this too. It felt inspiring to stand where Hopper, Glackens, Chase and who knows who else probably stood. (I hope they had rocks on their easels though, because even on a calm day, my hair was whipped around like a loose sail.