Gay Head Light

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.

Gay Head 10K Is Sight for Sore Feet

The Gay Head 10K is this weekend.

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.

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.

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.

Women Run Away With Top Spots in Gay Head 10K

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

Museum Stays the Course With Fresnel Lens

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

Selectmen Agree to Put Fresnel Lens Question Before Voters

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.

Aquinnah Wants Gay Head Light Lens to Come Home

A plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to relocate from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven has caused rumblings on the other side of the Island, where a number of people are now calling for the original 19th-century lens that sat atop the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah to return home.

Museum Receives Grant for Fresnel Lens Relocation

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has received a $109,040 grant to move the historic 1854 Gay Head Lighthouse Fresnel lens from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven.

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