lighthouses were constructed at various strategic locations
across Martha's Vineyard between the years 1799 and 1869.
These historic landmarks have been lovingly preserved and
maintained even though it meant fighting the elements or
relocating them to protect against encroaching erosion.
In 2015 the Gay Head Light was relocated to a new location
further back from the receding bluff in what you will surely
agree was an amazing feat of engineering. You can click
to watch the process through time-lapse video photography.
Perhaps you would like to know exactly how they accomplished
this herculean task. Here is a video that explains the process
the Gay Head Light for relocation. Families have visited
the Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouses for decades to take
wedding pictures and family portraits. People gather at
the East Chop Light during summer evenings to pay homage
to the setting sun in silence or song. Make sure a trip
to at least one these majestic sentinels is on your Martha's
Vineyard vacation agenda. But first take a few moments and
read this excellent Martha's
Vineyard Magazine article about the history of our five
Island Lighthouses, and the sixth Lighthouse that is no
Pogue Light on our little sister Island of Chappaquiddick