Almost 200 years ago, President Thomas Jefferson
appointed the first keeper of a lard-burning lighthouse
to safely guide ships past Chatham.
The present day lighthouse boasts an electric beacon and
overlooks a beautiful ocean beach
Directions to Chatham Light:
Travel along Route 6 and take Exit 11 for Route 137.
At end of exit ramp, follow signs for Chatham, Rt. 137 South.
Travel 1.7 miles and turn left onto Old Queen Anne Road.
After 1 mile, turn right to stay on Old Queen Anne Road.
Go another 1.6 miles and turn left onto Main St.
Travel 1.4 miles and turn right onto School St.
Travel .3 miles and turn left onto Water St.
Travel .2 miles and turn right onto Silver Leaf Ave.
The lighthouse will be .2 miles ahead.
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