Thursday, July 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 53: Nobska Light

My blogging friend reminded me that I should post some photographs of the lighthouses of Cape Cod. Indeed there are many lighthouses on Cap Cod, but not all of them in working shape. These lighthouses have a very long history, some had to be moved several times, in case they would fall into sea due to beach erosion. Some have been sold and converted to private homes, or even vocational rentals. One of it, the top has been converted to a living room with 360 view.

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.

Here is a detail view of the lighthouse and Cottage.

Here is the outhouse with a private residence behind it.

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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24 comments:

Dagrun said...

Great place for skywatching, no doubt! Really lovely post! :)

Danton said...

Refreshing sight to be this time of year.

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent shots, as always! What a beautiful place to spend the day and to sky watch!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic snaps. Loved the history about these light houses.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great skywatch shots. Beautiful lighthouse.

fickleinpink said...

I think lighthouses are romantic!

My piece of sky is here! ;) Have a great week!

Photo Cache said...

I feel like I just had a tour, a visual delight. Thanks.

Irene Toh said...

There's something haunting about a lighthouse. Great post.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this very beautiful view of the Cape!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the lighthouse and also the photo of the native dancer below with the photo tips, nice colors in both....Happy Sky Watch and have a great weekend

bowledover said...

Something about lighthouses gives a feeling of calm. You have shown these captures so well. Lovely weather too. Thanks for sharing,

Reader Wil said...

Lighthouses have always fascinated me. My father was a sailor for almost 40 years and somehow I am interested in everything connected with the sea.

uncleawang said...

What a view..great shot & its beautiful under fairly friendly blue sky:)
So re: my post of the rail track.I understand that the rail track is possible up to China.

Reader Wil said...

You asked about the decoration and furniture at Chambord. Well, no the rooms are not furnished like in Cheverny, Chaumont and Chenonceau. François I didn't live here; he only used it to impress Charles V.

itsnotjustapicture said...

a picture perfect summer skywatch capture...the ocean, the sky and a lovely lighthouse.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Lovely post.. All of your photos are beautiful.. Well taken. Thanks for sharing..

mkreider said...

Great lighthouse shots. I've always been so attracted to them. There are several right near us, Horton's Point, Cedar Beach, the Coffee Pot at Orient Point and the Plum Island lighthouse. Oh, there the "Bug Light" at the Bay entrance.

Louise said...

Absolutely lovely photos. Would make anyone want to plan their next vacation to that location!

Ida said...

Beautiful series.
Very nice place.

Happy weekend! :)

The Laughing Idiot said...

These are just lovely images.

Happy Friday!

Denise said...

Fantastic series of SWF photos.

RuneE said...

A very interesting post! This lighthouse seems to be in excellent condition. It would have been nice to spend a week at that keeper's cottage!

Jane said...

Beautiful blue sky and a beautiful lighthouse ( I love them ) its nice to see that its so well kept.

Babooshka said...

These are fabulous crystal clear images and the composition is terrific. Just love lighthouses but the setting these are in is so beautiful.

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