Gay Head Light to be Relit on August 11

Gay Head Lighthouse to be Moved in ‘15
Photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

Martha’s Vineyard Gazette reports that the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah will shine again on Tuesday, August 11. The red-and-white light was extinguished on April 16 as the lighthouse was prepared to be moved.

Members of the Coast Guard, which installed a temporary beacon past the shops at Aquinnah Circle in April, will be on hand to manage the relighting, which is scheduled for sometime between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

A party at the Aquinnah Circle will follow, with free beer, food from Island vendors and live music by the Black Brook Singers, Good Night Louise and Isaac Taylor.

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