Gay Head (Aquinnah) Lighthouse...

LindaR

Holliston, United States

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taken Oct 11th during my visit to the Vineyard ~ I’m including a bit of history below.
fyi ~ Gay Head was changed by the local Indians back to “Aquinnah”

The Gay Head Lighthouse has always been perilously close to the ever-eroding cliffs. The red brick light was built in 1844 to replace a wooden tower authorized by President John Quincy Adams. In 1856, the marvelous Fresnel lens with its 1,009 prisms was installed, after having been proudly exhibited at the World’s Fair in Paris. It is now preserved at the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society in Edgartown, and is lighted every evening after dark throughout the year.

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