Chatham Lighthouse

    Almost 200 years ago, President Thomas Jefferson appointed the first keeper of a lard-burning lighthouse to safely guide ships past Chatham.

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    Highland Light (a.k.a Cape cod light)

    "THIS LIGHT-HOUSE, known to mariners as the Cape Cod or Highland Light, is one of our "primary sea-coast lights," and is usually the first seen by those approaching the entrance of Massachusetts Bay from Europe.".

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    Lewis Bay Lighthouse (a.k.a. Hyannis Harbor Light)

    Hyannis, Massachusetts In service since 1849, this inner harbor lighthouse was in operation until 1929 when it was decommissioned and sold. It is now privately owned and visitors are not allowed.

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    Cape Cod is filled with Lighthouses

    Most people are drawn to lighthouses. Lighthouses symbolize safety and security to the seafaring traveler and have been around for thousands of years. In fact, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was the Lighthouse at Alexandria.
    With today’s technology including depth finders and GPS systems, lighthouses are no longer needed for navigation.
    Still, they remain today as reminders of that bygone era.

    Destination: Cape Cod

    What you will find here

    A study of today’s Cape Cod Lighthouses, their history, location and how to visit them.

    Lighthouses are Everywhere!

    From Bourne to Provincetown, Cape Cod Lighthouses can be found at all the important navigation points to mark dangerous shipping areas.

    Lodging Guide

    Travel Guide

    • Wood End Light Wood End Light

      Located miles about an hour and a half to the port of Provincetown, Wood End Light watchtower occupies several acres of sand dunes and there are no other structures in sight. It was lit for the very first time on November 20, 1872 to take the sailors to the lively port of Provincetown. The Cape […]

    • Wings Neck Lighthouse Wings Neck Lighthouse

      Staying in a lighthouse is one of the experiences that everyone looks forward to. At the Wings Neck Lighthouse, you get a historic, charming, and unique environment. In addition to that, you will have access to all the convenience that make a vacation great. Whether you are thinking about ocean view or other scenery, you […]

    • The Three Sisters The Three Sisters lighthouse

      Introduction The Three Sisters of Nauset are a trio of historic lighthouses off Cable Road in Eastham, Massachusetts. Falling prey to coastal erosion and decay brought by time and poor maintenance, they fell into sea in 1890 and were replaced by wooden towers on brick foundations in 1892. In 1911, two of the three Sisters […]

    • Stage Harbor Lighthouse (a.k.a. Harding’s Beach Lighthouse) Stage Harbor Lighthouse

      What You Should Know About Stage Harbor Lighthouse Also known as Harding’s Beach Lighthouse, the Stage Harbor Lighthouse is one of the most noticeable landmarks in this area. It is the youngest lighthouse in Cape Cod having been built in 1880. For centuries, it has provided navigational aid to all sailors, and it has become […]