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Thacher Island’s Lighthouse-to-Lighthouse View

July 30, 2012
A view of the South Tower Lighthouse on Thacher Island through the North Tower Lighthouse window.

The South Tower Lighthouse as seen through a North Tower Lighthouse window

A Room With A View

Thacher Island’s Twin Lighthouses proudly stand tall. Made of granite, these 124-foot historic structures tower majestically just off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts. While the view is grand from the top of both lighthouses, last summer I found the view from the North Tower’s entryway window magnificent in its own right.

Historic Detail

The window itself made me think of all the people who must have stood here before me gazing out at the same view. The age of the individual window pane glass, along with the texture of the wood and brick, were everything this photographer could want. Framing the soft light of daybreak, these historic details spoke to me.

Visiting Thacher Island

I happened to visit during the Thacher Island Association’s annual Art & Photo Day event. However, you can also visit Thacher Island at other times. The Thacher Island Association runs a free launch to the island on Wednesday and Saturday mornings during the summer. Although rides to the island are free, donations are gratefully accepted! All money goes to the Thacher Island Association to help maintain the island. Reservations are required.

It’s Worth The Trip

If you ever get over to Thacher Island — be it by kayak, private boat, or the Thacher Island Launch — make sure to take a look through that North Tower window. You just can’t beat the historic view!

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 26 mm, f/11, 1/6 sec., -1.0 EV

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~ Liz Mackney

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