1971The land at the end of Wingaersheek Beach was deeded to the Essex County Greenbelt Association.Location and Setting, Environment, Parks & Recreation

Wingaersheek beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Sawyer Free Library, NOBLE Digital Heritage, https://omeka-s.noblenet.org/s/gloucester/item/4839.
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The area was formerly owned by one of the Hawk brothers. Two of the brothers built the “castles,” but the third left his unbuilt at the request of his wife.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Story of the Castles at Wingaersheek.". July 10, 1971.
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