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Highland Lighthouse Cape Cod
Photograph - Epson Lustre Paper
This is the Cape Cod or Highland lighthouse on the Cape in Massachussets. This lighthouse was one of the most powerful sentinels in the country with visibility of over 40 miles and even further on a good clear night. It was also the first flashing white light in the U.S. which distinguished it from Boston light. The first tower in this area was a 30-foot brick tower built in 1791. That tower was replaced in 1857 and equipped with a huge first order Fresnel lens. The first light was 500 feet from the edge of the cliff upon which it was built, and by 1996 the ocean was as close as 40 feet. It was moved in 1996 to the current location, which is over 400 feet from where it had stood.
March 7th, 2012
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