lighthouse repair
Mark Alan Lovewell
Two of the Island’s century-old lighthouses are undergoing significant restoration. The East Chop Lighthouse in Oak Bluffs now shines with a fresh coat of white paint after having been refurbished inside and out at a cost of $140,000. The Edgartown Light is only weeks away from being completed at a cost of $250,000. The restoration is a milestone and benefit for both Island towns, according to Matthew Stackpole, executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Museum.
Edgartown Light
East Chop Light
Kate Dario
Since the opening of the original wooden Gay Head Light in 1799, no keeper has served longer than Richard Skidmore.
Gay Head Light