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23 Jul 2019
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Legendary Lighthouses on Nantucket

Nantucket is home to three amazing lighthouses, each with a distinctive look. They have provided protection to the island's waters for over a 100 years and they now provide a viewing-pleasure to all.

Photo | @Jackiegreaney


Rebuilt from fire and again after storm damage (originally built in 1784), Great Point Lighthouse stands proudly at the tip of the island. Our Concierges can arrange a guided eco-tour to explore the Great Wildlife Refuge.

Tweet Text: Watch the seals at Great Point Lighthouse while enjoying a picnic on the beach!

Photo | @okayword


The name Sankaty Head (1850) was derived from the language of the Wampanoag Indians, meaning highlands. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the moors and Atlantic Ocean.

Tweet Text: Fun Fact: Did you know the Sankaty Head lighthouse was moved 400 feet back from the cliff's edge?

Photo | Barbara Clarke Photography


Brant Point Light (1746) is your official welcome to Nantucket. It is America's 2nd oldest and smallest lighthouse. Many families and brides and grooms pose in front of this memorable and iconic backdrop.

Tweet Text: Toss a penny into the ocean as you round the point leaving the harbor to ensure you'll return.

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