Monday, October 10, 2011

Long Island Head Lighthouse

The Long Island Head Lighthouse is a challenge to capture a good photo of. You have to capture it by boat because it is is inaccessible to the public by land. The present lighthouse, owned by the National Park Service, was built in 1901 and converted to solar in 1985. The first lighthouse went into service here on October 9, 1819.

In 1976, during our country's bicentennial celebration, I had the good fortune of photographing the Tall Ships from the top of this lighthouse. The island was opened to Quincy residents and thousands made the trek across Long Island bridge to view the sailing wonders.

Happy Monochrome Monday!

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