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 … Read more The Three Sisters

Monomoy Point Lighthouse

Monomoy Point Lighthouse

Chatham, Massachusetts Established in  1823, the Monomoy Point Lighthouse helped sailors navigate around the neck that hangs from the elbow of Cape Cod. After 100 years (in 1923), it was determined that the powerful lighthouse in Chatham was sufficient.  Sea traffic around outer Cape Cod had lessened since the opening of the Cape Cod Canal … Read more Monomoy Point Lighthouse

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

Lewis Bay Lighthouse

The lighthouse is listed as Lewis Bay Lighthouse, but it is now called Hyannis Harbor Light. In the early 1800s Hyannis was a busy fishing and commercial port, and in 1840 more than 200 Hyannis men and their ships had arrived to Hyannis and called it home. To mark the port entrance, the Gammon Point … Read more Lewis Bay Lighthouse (a.k.a. Hyannis Harbor Light)

Highland Light (A.K.A Cape Cod Light)

The following was written by Henry David Thoreau in 1865: “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.” “It was said in 1794 that more vessels were cast … Read more Highland Light (A.K.A Cape Cod Light)