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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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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A Trip To Gay Head: The Light
Vineyard Gazette
The tower on which the light stands, which seemed at a distance to be white, is in reality red, being made of pressed brick, and capped with freestone; it is forty feet high, and surmounted by an iron frame in which is set the glass of the outer lantern; through the centre passes a large circular iron shaft, on the top of which stands the cylinder containing the oil, and around which revolves the lantern itself.
 
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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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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
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.

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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.
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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.
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