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Gay Head Lighthouse
Gay Head Lighthouse,
Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
*Dates of operation~~ 1856-present
*Building Material~~ Brick and sandstone
*Tower~~ 51 feet
*Elevation~~ 120 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ Red Brick w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Alternating red and white flashes every 15 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ All buildings save for tower have been demolished
*Automated~~ 1960
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ DCB-224 airport beacon
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard lease to Martha's Vineyard Museum (Town of
Aquinnah is in the process of securing ownership)
*Waterway Location~~ Devil's Bridge Shoal, entrance to Vineyard Sound
*Significant Feature~~ Lighthouse stands atop spectacular multi-colored clay cliffs.      

                LINKS
New England Lighthouse Wallpaper Guide's lighthouse page
http://home.comcast.net/~debee2/mass/GayHead.html

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/gayhead.htm

Jeremy D'Entremont's lighthouse info and history
http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/gay-head.html

Official lighthouse website
http://mvmuseum.org/gayhead.php
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