Aquinnah Light House

Roslyn Lunetta

Joined November 2007

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AQUINNAH LIGHT is the oldest lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard. The original lighthouse was built in 1799 from bricks made of clay from the Aquinnah Cliffs. “She is the strongest light on the northeast seaboard,” some proudly said when the light had her famous Fresnel Lens, which consisted of 1,008 prisms lit by sperm oil supplied from whaling ships. The Fresnel Lens was installed in 1856 after winning a Gold Medal at the World’s Fair in Paris. The first and only Aquinnah Wampanoag keeper was Charles W. Vanderhoop, who served from 1920-1933. Under him, the light had an excellent reputation for reliability. Charlie was also known for his knowledge of the Fresnel Lens. Among the many people he entertained with stories and information during tours of the light was former President Calvin Coolidge.

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