But there are still several in working condition. The Nobska Lighthouse is one of them, it was first constructed in 1828. The present cast iron tower was erected in 1876. It is located at Woods Hole, the Southern most tip of Cape Cod.
Here is a postcard perfect picture of the lighthouse with its keeper's cottage. It is now owned and operated by US Coast Guard.
One of the perk of being a Commander of the Coast Guard for Southeastern New England is to be able to take the keeper's cottage as residence.
The lighthouse has a commanding view to the Vineyard Sound with ships and ferries coming and going. The day I took these pictures, it was an unusually nice day in July after a very wet and cold early summer. The sky was perfectly blue, not a piece of cloud.
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