Jeanne Ukwendu

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Wood End Lighthouse

October 20, 2012
by Jeanne
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Wood End Lighthouse, Providencetown, MA

Wood End Lighthouse with the tide in

Wood End Lighthouse with the tide in

Wood End Lighthouse is all the way at the end of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Actually, it is in the harbor of Provincetown. The lighthouse was established in 1872 and automated in 1961.  It is only 39 feet high.

To get to the Wood End Lighthouse, you can walk across the man-made breakwater.  The walk on the breakwater takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes.  if you park in town be sure to add another 20 minutes or so to that walk.  You may want to make the trip during low tide since the waves hitting the breakwater during high tide can make the walk a lot tougher.

I was able to get some good pictures of the lighthouse from a parking lot located on Commercial St. be sure to pay for your parking and return to your car on time, otherwise expect a parking ticket.  My friend and I were about ten minutes late to our car and had a ticket. The police are practically watching your car to see if they can give you a ticket.

Provincetown has a lot of interesting and unique shops and restaurants.  It’s a very artsy area to shop in with many shops featuring local artisans.

One shop we stopped in was Forbidden Fruit located at 173 Commercial Street. The owners are immensely helpful and very friendly.

Wood End Lighthouse with the tide out

Wood End Lighthouse with the tide out

Plum Island Light, Newburyport MA

August 16, 2012
by Jeanne
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Plum Island Light, Newburyport MA

Plum Island Light, Newburyport MA

Plum Island Light, Newburyport MA

Built: 1898
Automated: 1951
Directions: Head through Newburyport on route 1A. Continue over the bridge onto Plum Island. Take the second major left (Northern Boulevard) to the end. The lighthouse will be on your right.

The Friends of Plum Island Light are selling commemorative bricks that are being incorporated into the landscape design as a walkway in front of the lighthouse. Bricks are now available for $50.00 each.

For more information, contact:
The Friends of Plum Island Light, Inc.
P.O. Box 381
Newburyport, MA 01950

Plum Island Light Walkway

Plum Island Light Walkway


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Thacher Island Twin Lights, Rockport MA

August 9, 2012
by Jeanne
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Thacher Island Twin Lights, Rockport MA

Thacher Island Twin Lights, Rockport MA

Thacher Island Twin Lights, Rockport MA

These are the Thacher Island Twin Lights in Rockport, Massachusetts. You can view these two lighthouses from the shore. A good place to view these lights is near Turk’s Head Motor Inn on Route 127A. Turn onto Penzance Road and onto Old Penzance Road. This turns into a dirt road, just continue down that until you reach a parking lot. Walk up one of the side paths on the right side of the parking and you will have a good view of the Thacher Island Twin Lights.

The lighthouse was established in 1771. The north light was deactivated 1932 and relighted as a private aid in 1989. The south light was automated 1980. The lighthouse stands 124 feet high.


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