Friday, January 15, 2010
Happy Birthday Cape Cod Light !!!
On this date in 1798, Highland Light in North Truro, MA on Cape Cod was illuminated for the first time. It was commissioned by George Washington to warn mariners' of the dangerous shoals. Last decade, it was moved back from the bluff almost two football fields because of erosion. A nice observation deck was built on the bluff (a great place for stargazing without any lighting to obscure vision). Will be interesting to see if that deck has survived the severe erosion from this seasons Nor'eaters on our next trip as the campground we use is only about a quarter mile away. Here are a few of my pix of the light.