Voters will decide tonight whether to approve a $590,000 purchase for two parcels of land near the site where the town hopes to relocate the Gay Head Light. The special town meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the old town hall. A quorum of 37 voters is needed to convene the meeting.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted unanimously this week not to require review as a development of regional impact. An intensive archeological survey is the next step in the project to relocate the lighthouse.
The town of Aquinnah is one step closer to taking ownership of the Gay Head Light, with the Department of the Interior approving its application to take possession of the endangered lighthouse. The light will be moved sometime next year.
Registration is open for the second annual Gay Head 10K road race, A Race Against Time, held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. The race serves as a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and relocate the historic lighthouse.
The 10K will start under the beam of the Gay Head Light, then proceed down the hill past the Aquinnah Cultural Center onto State Road, and onto Moshup Trail, which leads back to the loop at the Cliffs.
How do you go about moving a 400-ton lighthouse? Very slowly, according to Joe Jakubik of International Chimney Corporation, the company that hopes to relocate the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah next year.