Thursday, August 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 59: Chatham Lighthouse

This blog is the fourth and last of our skywatch Friday posting concerning the lighthouses of Cape Cod. The other three are Nobska Lighthouse of Woods Hole, Highland Lighthouse of Truro and Nauset Lighthouse of Eastham.

Chatham Lighthouse is the second lighthouse built on Cape Cod. It was built after the Highland Lighthouse. To distinguish it from the Highland Lighthouse, it had twin towers. Ships came in would line up with the two lights to avoid running aground. The original two towers fell into the sea in 1877 and 1879. The replacement towers were built in 1881.

1923 marked the end of the Chatham twins, the north tower was moved to replace "The Three Sisters" of Nauset. The lighthouse were threatened by storms in 1987 and 1991. For now it seems safe. The last picture shows the beach and bay under the overlook of the lighthouse.

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8 comments:

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
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Sylvia K said...

I have so enjoyed your series of lighthouses! Terrific shots and wonderful background/history!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Louise said...

The lighthouse is picture perfect. But I'm really loving the clouds on the beach.

Carol said...

I love your light house shots, and I hate to see them end. All were beautiful scenes with interesting info.

kbguy (福生) said...

That's really nice blue sky. I like the second photo.
Also, I like the way you compose your pictures. Are you using tele zoom lens ? The ABC Wednesdays post was great too. And so are the rest. Tell us what camera and what lens you use ..

th said...

Wow fantastic captures

Grace Olsson said...

YOur series of lighthouse gave me pleasure, dear
Congrats

I added your blog to my blogroll.


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Amit Varde said...

beautiful clouds picture.
I'm going to try and find out why the "Gable end" of the house roof is chamfered - reduced wind resistance is my first guess

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