Nantucket’s Sankaty lighthouse [photo essay]

Sankaty lighthouse is one of the most famous landmarks on Nantucket; the local brewery even has a beer named after it. Once a fully functioning lighthouse, it’s now a historical site carefully conserved as a reminder of times past — a few years ago it was even moved because of the eroding shore line.

What may sound like a pretty bland history lesson is actually a beautiful place; the surrounding area is filled with flowers and tall grass, and the lighthouse’s location on a hill means that there are awesome views of the whole island. The paths lead up to the lighthouse are popular with bikers and dog walkers. Below are some photos of Sankaty and a nearby private little harbour.

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2 Responses to “Nantucket’s Sankaty lighthouse [photo essay]”

  1. alissa November 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow, these are some amazing photos and what a beautiful lighthouse!

  2. Craig and Linda November 10, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Yes – great shots and lovely looking location. Thanks, Taylor!

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