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

    Stage Harbor Lighthouse

    Chatham, Massachusetts

    Built in 1880, Stage Harbor Lighthouse is Cape Cod’s
    youngest lighthouses.    It was built at the entrance to
    Stage Harbor to help the Chatham Light since Chatham
    is one of the foggiest points on the East Coast.

    An automated light on a separate tower was built in 1933
    and the Stage Harbor Lighthouse was decommissioned.
    The light at the top of the tower, the glass enclosure and
    the roof over it (called the lantern room) was removed
    and the keeper’s house and remaining tower was sold.

    It is now private property and you should respect the
    owner’s privacy.
    The lighthouse is best viewed from Harding’s Beach.


    Stage Harbor Lighthouse as it looked while operational.

    Stage Harbor Light location

    Directions to Harding’s Beach

    Travel along Route 28 to West Chatham.
    Turn onto Barn Hill Road and take second right
    onto  Hardings Beach Road.
    Follow to the

    A history of the Stage Harbor Lighthouse can be found at:
    http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/stage-harbor-light-history.html


    Five very good photos of the Stage Harbor Lighthouse can be seen here:
    http://www.lighthouse.cc/stageharbor/thumbs.html

    More information about Stage Harbor Lighthouse can be found at:
    http://www.nelights.com/exploring/Massachusetts/stage_harbor_light.html