Gay Head Lighthouse (eBook)

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Standing tall on the colorful clay cliffs of Martha’sVineyard, Gay Head Lighthouse has provided safe passage to seafarers since1799. The steadfast tower marks a dangerous and heavily traveled passagebetween the island and mainland known as Devil’s Bridge. Being the firstlighthouse on the Vineyard, Gay Head Light has a rich and varied history filledwith stories of inspirational lighthouse keepers, disastrous shipwrecks and evenmysterious deaths. Today, Gay Head Light serves as an iconic symbol of theisland’s maritime history and attracts visitors from around the world. Joinauthor William Waterway as he charts the history of the lighthouse from theoriginal wooden tower lit with oil lamps to the rebuilt brick structure thathouses the famous Fresnel lens.

Standing tall on the colorful clay cliffs of Martha’sVineyard, Gay Head Lighthouse has provided safe passage to seafarers since1799. The steadfast tower marks a dangerous and heavily traveled passagebetween the island and mainland known as Devil’s Bridge. Being the firstlighthouse on the Vineyard, Gay Head Light has a rich and varied history filledwith stories of inspirational lighthouse keepers, disastrous shipwrecks and evenmysterious deaths. Today, Gay Head Light serves as an iconic symbol of theisland’s maritime history and attracts visitors from around the world. Joinauthor William Waterway as he charts the history of the lighthouse from theoriginal wooden tower lit with oil lamps to the rebuilt brick structure thathouses the famous Fresnel lens.


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