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
Gay Head Light

2014

The future home of the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah will be about 190 feet inland from the westernmost tip of the Island.
As part of the Gay Head Light summer solstice celebration, William Waterway will be reading from and signing copies of his new book Gay Head Lighthouse.

Tickets have gone on sale for a July concert featuring Rosanne Cash that will benefit the Gay Head Light relocation.

Ms. Cash, a Grammy award winning artist and the daughter of musician Johnny Cash, will appear in a July 1 concert at Flatbread Company, which donated the venue for the event, according to a press release sent this week. Actor and Vineyard resident Tony Shalhoub will auction off items throughout the evening.

Len Butler has mostly stayed out of politics during his 43 years as a Gay Header. But as Aquinnah looks at moving the Gay Head Light, he stands out as a quiet leader in the ongoing effort.

A level-funded budget, a possible name change for State Road and a major spending request for the relocation of the Gay Head Light will come before Aquinnah voters at their annual town meeting Tuesday night.

It will mark the last annual town meeting on the Vineyard this year.

The Aquinnah selectmen voted to hire International Chimney to relocate the lighthouse. The Buffalo, N.Y., company was the sole bidder and is already known on the Island, where it moved the Schifter home on Chappaquiddick last summer

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