Gay Head Light

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.

Cost Estimate to Restore Gay Head Light Soars

The company that moved the Gay Head Light last year has outlined a major two-phase restoration project for the historic lighthouse, at a cost of about $1.3 million — more than triple the amount budgeted.

On National Lighthouse Day, Celebrating Rescued Island Landmark

Almost a year to the day after the Gay Head Light resumed its watch over Vineyard Sound and the waters south of Aquinnah, memories of its historic move are still fresh on the Island.

Gay Head Light Exhibit, Documentary

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day in Aquinnah with the launch of Keepers of the Light, a new exhibit at the Manning Building by the Gay Head Light.

Nova Airs Documentary Film About Gay Head Light Move

Next week the PBS science series Nova will air Operation Lighthouse Rescue, a film documenting the effort to relocate the Gay Head Light.

International Chimney to Lead Gay Head Light Restoration

The Buffalo, N.Y., company that engineered the relocation of the Gay Head Light last spring will play a central role in restoring the brick tower in the coming years.