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Massachusetts Lighthouses

Sandy Neck Lighthouse is privately owned and not open to the public. It can be seen from a boat during the whale watching tours leaving Barnstable Harbor. The station was established in 1826. The present tower was built in 1857, deactivated from 1931 - 2007 and was relit in 2007.


Gay Head Lighthouse located in Aquinnah, Massachusetts. Originally built of wood in 1799. Moved in 1844 from erosion from the cliffs. In 1856 the structure was rebuilt with bricks after a terrible storm.


Nobska Lighthouse is located on the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod. The station has four buildings, the tower, the keepers house, a radio beacon house and a small house. The light station was established in 1828. In 1876 the present tower was built.


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