Gay Head Light

History of The Gay Head Lighthouse The Gay Head Light holds the notable honor of being the first lighthouse constructed on Martha’s Vineyard. In 1796, Senator Peleg Coffin suggested the construction of the lighthouse. During this time, there was a healthy whaling industry off the coast of Massachusetts. Sperm whales were an important industry for … Read more Gay Head Light

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