Aquinnah Takes Ownership of Gay Head Light

Marking the end of a year-long process involving state, federal and local authorities, the town of Aquinnah officially took ownership of the Gay Head Light on Friday. The transfer clears the way for the lighthouse to be moved away from the eroding Gay Head cliffs this spring.

Plans Fall into Place for Gay Head Light Move

A detailed plan for moving the Gay Head Light has been approved by town boards, and other elements of the project are quickly taking shape. If all goes well, work will begin as soon as the ground thaws and the move will be completed by Memorial Day.

Archaeological Survey Complete, Path Cleared to Move Gay Head Light

The relocation of the Gay Head Light is scheduled to proceed this spring after an archaeological survey around the Aquinnah lighthouse found nothing of significant historical interest.

Aquinnah to Decide on Land Purchase Near Lighthouse at Town Meeting

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.

Gay Head Light Project Will Bypass MVC Review

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.

MVC Subcommittee Recommends Against Review for Gay Head Light Move

A subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission will recommend that the Gay Head Light relocation project should not undergo review by the full commission.

MVC Is Next Stop for Gay Head Light

The Gay Head Light relocation project will be referred to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for possible review as a development of regional impact, the Aquinnah planning board decided this week.

Aquinnah Approved for Gay Head Light Ownership

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.

Running to Restore Gay Head Light

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.

Poets Celebrate Gay Head Light

Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse holds a collection of poems submitted by Island and off-Island writers celebrating the lighthouse.

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