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Gay Head Lighthouse: The First Light on Martha's Vineyard
     

Gay Head Lighthouse: The First Light on Martha's Vineyard

by William Waterway, Wayne C. Wheeler (Foreword by), Timothy Harrison (Afterword)
 

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Standing tall on the colorful clay cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, Gay Head Lighthouse has provided safe passage to seafarers since 1799. The steadfast tower marks a dangerous and heavily traveled passage between the island and mainland known as Devil's Bridge. Being the first lighthouse on the Vineyard, Gay Head Light has a rich and varied history filled with

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Standing tall on the colorful clay cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, Gay Head Lighthouse has provided safe passage to seafarers since 1799. The steadfast tower marks a dangerous and heavily traveled passage between the island and mainland known as Devil's Bridge. Being the first lighthouse on the Vineyard, Gay Head Light has a rich and varied history filled with stories of inspirational lighthouse keepers, disastrous shipwrecks and even mysterious deaths. Today, Gay Head Light serves as an iconic symbol of the island's maritime history and attracts visitors from around the world. Join author William Waterway as he charts the history of the lighthouse from the original wooden tower lit with oil lamps to the rebuilt brick structure that houses the famous Fresnel lens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626194069
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Series:
Landmarks
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


William Waterway is an award-winning author, poet and artist living on Martha's Vineyard. He is the founder of Vineyard Environmental Research, Inst. (VERI) , the nonprofit that saved the Gay Head Light during the 1980s. He is also the founder of Martha's Vineyard Magazine and Nantucket Magazine; Martha's Vineyard Poetry Society and producer of an MVTV program series. For more information visit williamwaterway.com.

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