1. After being moved from its dangerous perch too close to the edge of the Gay Head Cliffs, the lighthouse was moved in early June to a safer area. It has been dark since April, and was relit on August 11 during an island-wide celebration. It is now once again performing its historic task of guiding mariners.

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  2. For the first time since it was built in 1854, the iconic Gay Head Lighthouse began to move on rails to its new, safter location.

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  3. It's almost imperceptible, but when the cone goes down, you know it's moving!

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  4. After raising more than $3 million to rescue the iconic Gay Head Lighthouse from toppling over its eroding cliffs, the people of Aquinnah need to raise another $400,000 to complete the job.

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  5. The Gay Head 10K race benefits the effort to save the historic Gay Head Lighthouse from toppling into the ocean from its eroding cliffs. On October 5, 2014, 146 runners completed the second annual Gay Head 10K.

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Save the Gay Head LIghthouse

Paula Eisenberg PRO

The historic Gay Head Lighthouse on the western edge of Martha's Vineyard is in danger of collapsing into the sea as its cliff-face erodes. Funds are being raised and plans made to move the lighthouse back from the edge to a safe location, so its navigational…


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The historic Gay Head Lighthouse on the western edge of Martha's Vineyard is in danger of collapsing into the sea as its cliff-face erodes. Funds are being raised and plans made to move the lighthouse back from the edge to a safe location, so its navigational beacon may continue to guide sailors home for coming generations.

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