Gay Head Lighthouse Keeper Assumes a New Watch
Standing at the top of the Gay Head Light you can see for miles, a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, Noman’s Land, the Elizabeth islands, fishing boats trawling the waters, tourists below looking out at the same view.
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State Grant Goes to Aquinnah for Lighthouse Project
The town of Aquinnah will receive nearly $50,000 from the state to complete a walking path that connects the shops at the cliffs with the lighthouse overlook
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Longtime Lighthouse Keeper Retires
Since the opening of the original wooden Gay Head Light in 1799, no keeper has served longer than Richard Skidmore.
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Gay Head Light Comes to Public TV
Keepers of the Light, a documentary about the Gay Head Light, will be shown by American Public Television on public stations nationwide.
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New Light House at Gay Head
Vineyard Gazette

We learn from Samuel Flanders, Esq., that a light house is to be erected at Gay Head the coming fall. It is to be located about five or six rods back of the present one. The light, at an altitude of 60 feet, will be seen by mariners over Noman’s Land, which will be of great service. A new dwelling house is also to be erected. An appropriation of $13,000 was made at the last session of Congress to cover the expense of constructing these buildings.

 

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Keepers of the Light

Keepers of the Light will premiere on WGBH 2 on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. and again on Nov. 17, 18 and 21. It will also appear on WGBX on Nov. 16, 17 and 18.

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Gay Head 10K Is Sight for Sore Feet
The Gay Head 10K is this weekend.
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Shining A Light on the Gay Head Light

When the Gay Head Lighthouse had to be moved, it seemed natural for Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth to make a film about it.

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How Do You Move a Fresnel Lens? Very Carefully
Of all the exhibits the Martha's Vineyard Museum has to move to its Vineyard Haven location, the Fresnel lens is the biggest project. Specialist Jim Woodward is taking apart hundreds of glass prisms.
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Aquinnah Condo Owners File Suit Against Town
A lawsuit pits the town of Aquinnah’s efforts to improve the Gay Head Lighthouse against the rights of nearby condominium residents to enjoy their homes in peace and privacy.
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