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.

Read More

Gay Head 10K Is Sight for Sore Feet
The Gay Head 10K is this weekend.
Read More

Shining A Light on the Gay Head Light
Steve Myrick

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

Read More

How Do You Move a Fresnel Lens? Very Carefully
Steve Myrick
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.
Read More

Aquinnah Condo Owners File Suit Against Town
Steve Myrick and Holly Pretsky
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.
Read More

Society Wages Campaign for Lighthouses
Ethan Kelley
Lighthouses define the character of Martha’s Vineyard. They guide people from land and sea to the same shorelines, sheltering them under beacons of home.
 
Today, the Island’s lighthouses are deteriorating. Bricks are crumbling in the breeze, and iron is flaking away in the salt air. Before long, these landmarks could be reduced to brittle, rotting shells.
 
Read More

Half the Job is Done; the Gay Head Lens Is Brought to New Home at the Historical Society
Vineyard Gazette
When the good ship Uncle Toby brought the new Fresnel lens to New York and the lens was subsequently deposited at the Edgartown wharf, almost a hundred years ago, little did the drivers, or anyone else for that matter, dream that the forty yoke oxen employed to transport the lens across the Island to Gay Head would not be the last agents to ever move the sixty frames of glass prisms and the multitudinous collection of machinery necessary to operate the light. This week all of these things were back in Edgartown.
 
Read More

Women Run Away With Top Spots in Gay Head 10K
Louisa Hufstader

The top three finishers in Sunday’s Gay Head 10K road race were all women. Molly Seidel of Watertown was the winner.

Read More

Museum Stays the Course With Fresnel Lens
Alex Elvin

The historic Fresnel lens that once sat atop the Gay Head Light will not be moved to Aquinnah.

Read More

Selectmen Agree to Put Fresnel Lens Question Before Voters
Alex Elvin

A group of Aquinnah residents who want to bring the original lens from the Gay Head Light home to Aquinnah brought their case before the town selectmen this week.

Read More

Pages