Thacher Island Twin Lights, Massachusetts
Thacher Island was named after a famous shipwreck which occurred in August 1635. Anthony Thacher of Ipswich along with his wife, four children and 17 others were sailing aboard the ‘Watch and Wait’ on their way to Marblehead when a sudden storm struck. Everyone on board was lost with the exception of Thacher and his wife who washed up on an island. In 1637 in order to compensate Thacher for his loss the General Court of Massachusetts awarded him the island which bears his name.