Sandy Neck Lighthouse Blazing Beacon

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(Photo credit: Steve Heaslip/
Cape Cod Times)

On October 20, Sandy Neck Lighthouse was reactivated as a Private Aid to Navigation. The solar powered Lighthouse was re-lighted in a festival followed by a fireworks display.

About 200 people were ferried out to the 6-mile long Sandy Neck peninsula by the Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises to celebrate the restored Lighthouse which was a dark headless tower for the past 75-years.

The Sandy Neck Lighthouse Restoration Committee raised over $65,000 in private donations to construct a new Lantern Room. They did not use government grants since the grants required the private Lighthouse to be open to the public. Since 1933, the six-room Queen Anne Victorian Keeper’s house and tower have been a private residence.

For more information about the Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.

blue_starMap Location:
For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Sandy Neck Lighthouse.

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on October 22, 2007, in Preservation News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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