Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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Page 108 of 131 107 Wood End Light, Provincetown. At the tip of the Cape this unmanned lighthouse sounds a fog horn. Built in 1872, it can only be accessed by boat or a long hike. The adjacent oil house was added in 1896. Long Point Light, Provincetown. Standing 38 feet tall at the entrance to Provincetown Har- bor, Long Point Lighthouse is illuminated by solar panels and has a fog sensor that activates the fog horn. Only ac- cessed by boat or on foot, the lighthouse was built in 1875 and the adjacent oil house was built in 1904. Race Point Light, Provincetown. This 40 foot beacon, built in 1876 to replace the original light that began operating in 1816, helped guide ships around the tricky shoals before our canal was built. The light and fog horn are currently run by solar power. Highland or Cape Cod Light, Truro. In 1797 the Cape's fi rst lighthouse was ordered built by George Washington to warn sailors of the area known as the "graveyard of the ships". The beacon allows ships to identify this landmark from up to 30 miles away. Nauset Light, Eastham. An iconic symbol of Cape Cod, this lighthouse, original- ly built in 1887 was moved from Chatham to Eastham to replace the Three Sisters lighthouses in 1923. The Three Sisters Lighthouses have been restored and are on display about 100 yards from Nauset light. An image of this lighthouse is used as the logo for the Cape Cod Potato Chips company. Nobska Light, Woods Hole. The original lighthouse was built in 1828 and replaced in 1879. When seen straight on from the sea it appears white but from the sides it assumes a reddish color. This phenomenon helps orient sailors in Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. Beach Point Light, Sandy Neck, Barnstable. The original light was erected in 1826 and rebuilt in 1857. Although the lantern room has been removed, the beautiful structure is worth seeing. The best view is from Barnstable harbor. Chatham Light, Chatham. Perhaps the most visited lighthouse on Cape Cod, the current tower for this active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation was built in 1877. The tower stands at 48 feet tall and was automated in 1982. The lighthouse can be toured during open house events guided by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. For a complete tour schedule visit Check our map on pages 2 and 3 to locate these and other lighthouses. ere are 14 Lighthouses on Cape Cod ese are our Favorites Nobska Light, Woods Hole Hyannis Harbor Light Chatham Light , Chatham Race Point Light, Provincetown Hyannis Harbor Light, Hyannis Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Falmouth

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