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 town of Aquinnah is one step closer to taking ownership of the Gay Head Light, with the Department of the Interior approving its application to take possession of the endangered lighthouse. The light will be moved sometime next year.

Registration is open for the second annual Gay Head 10K road race, A Race Against Time, held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. The race serves as a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and relocate the historic lighthouse.

The 10K will start under the beam of the Gay Head Light, then proceed down the hill past the Aquinnah Cultural Center onto State Road, and onto Moshup Trail, which leads back to the loop at the Cliffs.

Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse holds a collection of poems submitted by Island and off-Island writers celebrating the lighthouse.

How do you go about moving a 400-ton lighthouse? Very slowly, according to Joe Jakubik of International Chimney Corporation, the company that hopes to relocate the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah next year.

Dana Gaines doesn’t just talk the talk, or even walk the walk when he says he wants to save the Gay Head Lighthouse. He heads to the sea.
Gay Head Gallery exhibit, Keep the Lighthouse in Sight, hosts artists' work, casting out into stormy seas. Sales from the exhibit benefit relocation efforts.

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