Lighthouses in Chatham
Chatham, MA 02633
CHATHAM LIGHT: Built in 1808 as two brick towers and a keeper's house. Two lights were i use to distinguish it from the single light at Truro's Highland Light. Erosion claimed the original lights and two new metal ones were built in 1877: One of the two lights was moved to Nauset in 1923: East on Main Street to the junction of Shore Road. Right and drive one-half mile. The Lighthouse is opposite overlook parking lot.
MONOMOY POINT LIGHT: Monomoy Light was erected in 1823 and rebuilt in 1849 with cast-iron plates lined with brick. Monomoy Point Light was decommissioned in 1923 because the Chatham Light covered the area. Monomoy is now part of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: You can reach the island only by boat. The Light is at south end of five mile long South Monomoy Island. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History sponsors bird-watching expeditions South Monomoy which stay overnight at the restored lighthouse keeper's house.
STAGE HARBOR LIGHT: Erected in 1880 it was the last lighthouse built on Cape Cod. It is not open to the public since it was closed in 1933 and is now a private residence: Off Route 28 in Chatham, right at Barn Hill Road and continue one half mile to Harding Beach Road. Right and continue to Harding Beach parking lot. Go over one mile along beach to Stage Harbor Light.
Viewed during the year and weather permitting at Monomoy Point Light