Group Seeks to Relocate Gay Head Light Lens

Martha’s Vineyard Gazette: A group of Aquinnah residents who want to bring the original lens from the Gay Head Light home to Aquinnah brought their case before the town selectmen this week.

The 19th century rare Fresnel lens is a centerpiece of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s collection and has spent the last 65 years on display in Edgartown. The museum plans to move the lens to Vineyard Haven when it relocates to the old marine hospital site. Restoration and relocation is estimated to cost about $100,000.

Read more about the potential relocation of the Gay Head Light Fresnel lens.