Gay Head Lighthouse Moved to New Location

 

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

The 52’ tall Gay Head Lighthouse was successfully moved 135’ inland from its original position to a new foundation at Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard. The lighthouse had occupied its original location for 150 years until erosion prompted the recent move. The 400-ton brick lighthouse was moved via a system of hydraulic pistons set on a steel railway.

 

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