Sankaty lighthouse nantucket
It now sits on a bluff, right on the edge of golf course. Dismantled slowly while their inhabitants grieve for a history and heritage that has been voted away from them. The next morning, the lifesaving crew and the men they had saved from the schooner arrived safely on the beach at Siasconset. Newer Post Older Post Home. Gibbs assistant ; Benjamin F.
Traveling light on Nantucket
This story appeared in the November edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. Reaching the lighthouse from the ferry requires a car or bicycle. Do not reproduce any images or text from this website without permission of the author. James Deo was one of the Coast Guard keepers from to It was converted to electricity in , and the original Fresnel lens removed in , replaced by a modern beacon. Active Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Sankaty Head Light history - NEW ENGLAND LIGHTHOUSES: A VIRTUAL GUIDE
Haskins later recalled: The tower was rocking so badly that the lens could not revolve and huge pieces of the facing fell from it. This site provides information on the moving of the lighthouse , and also offers a book on the subject. He wasn't embittered, and he never worked a menial job And also for more history of this lighthouse, with some great stories about the lighthouse keepers, and a lighthouse ghost, have a look at this website. Lighthouse Board included an extensive description of the light station in a report in January
The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. He operated the store from about until it closed in Still enjoying your article many years after it was written. Erosion of the steep bluff where the lighthouse has stood for years threatens to send the structure tumbling into the sea. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest.