Lighthouses are beautiful structures of strength and safety. They are the historic foundation of waterways throughout the world. Lighthouses have become romantic breakdrops for great novels. This article provides information about a few lighthouses in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Lighthouse Inn
The Lighthouse Inn is a huge and beautiful inn located in West Dennis, Massachusetts.. The Lighthouse Inn has been privately owned and maintained by members of the Everett and Gladys Stone family since 1938. The center of the Lighthouse Inn houses the Old Bass River Lighthouse. The Bass River Lighthouse was built in 1850.
I recently visited the Lighthouse Inn while enjoying a Buckeye Tour bus trip with family members. The Lighthouse Inn will take your breath away. We enjoyed a great lunch buffet in the dining room of the Lighthouse Inn. The dining area has a beautiful and romantic overview of the Cape Cod Bay. After lunch we took a quick tour of the inn and gift shop.
For more information about The Lighthouse Inn, there is the website www.lighthouseinn.com.
The Three Sisters Lighthouses
The Three Sisters Lighthouses are currently located in Eastham in Cape Cod. The Three Sisters have become a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. Originally, the Three Sisters Lighthouses were “three fifteen foot high masonry towers,” that “looked like women in white dresses in black hats” according to www.nps.gov/TheThreeSistersLighthouses. The Three Sisters Lighthouses have been separated and relocated throughout their lighthouse history. Currently, the Three Sisters Lighthouses are located in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Three Sisters Lighthouses are located on Cable Road in Eastham near the Nauset Light.
Nauset Light is also located on Cable Road in Eastham, Massachusetts. The Nauset Light stands approximately fifty feet tall. It was moved to Eastham in the early 1920’s to replace one of The Three Sister Lighthouses structures. Located next to the Nauset Light is a small building that is a replica of the one that held the whale oil that was burned before kerosene was used.
While visiting the Cape Cod area, we traveled through part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. We got to see both The Three Sisters Lighthouses and Nauset Light. The Cape Cod National Seashore Park is a beautiful park to visit.
The Nobska Point Lighthouse was built in 1828 and overlooks the harbor of Woods Hole in Massachusetts. The current Nobska Point Lighthouse is the home of a commander of the United States Coast Guard. The Nobska Point Lighthouse was once manned by Oliver Nickerson for thirty-seven years. This is a big deal because lighthouse keeper posts were elected officials.
This article has only provided information about only a few of the lighthouses located in Massachusetts. The Buckeye Tours staff which have an office located in Cambridge, Ohio put together a great itenerary for the bus trip to the Cape Cod area. Being able to see all the different styles of lighthouses while touring this beautiful area was great. If looking for a new area to explore, this delighted traveler suggests Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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