Gay Head Light

Gay Head Light

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    Perched atop the clay cliffs at the tip of Aquinnah, this 51-foot-tall brick lighthouse was erected in 1856. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum manages the structure, which is under threat from erosion. A campaign to move the lighthouse is well underway. Open weekends May 21-June 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; daily June 16-Oct 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    Tourists visit the Gay Head Lighthouse.
    Tourists visit the Gay Head Lighthouse.

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