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Lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard

Guiding Lights – Lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard

lighthouseThere is no surer way of connecting with the Island’s maritime heritage than by taking time to pay a visit to one or all of the Island’s five lighthouses. From the Cape Poge Lighthouse at the eastern tip of Chappaquiddick Island (just off of Edgartown) as it stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean to the Island’s westernmost extremity at Aquinnah and all points between, Martha’s Vineyard’s historic Lighthouses make delightful destinations for a picnic or just to take in the view. The Lighthouses at the East and West Chop (Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven dominate the North Shore of Martha’s Vineyard.  On the gently elevated coastline visitors can enjoy the view out over the Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds to the Eastern Shore of the mainland.  The location of both the Edgartown and Cape Poge light lie  at almost sea level offering views of Edgartown’s inner and outer harbor and the open Atlantic  respectively.  Only the Aquinnah sits high on its cliff-side promontory offering view to sea and the outlying Elizabeth Islands.

Aquinnah Lighthouse 
Located: at the Island’s western most point.
Maintained by: Vineyard Museum; 508-627-4441
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Cape Poge Lighthouse
Located: at the Islands easternmost tip
Maintained by: Trustees of Reservations; 508-627-3599
Tours:  Offered by the Trustees; call for details


East Chop Lighthouse

Located: just outside of Oak Bluffs
Maintained by: 
Vineyard Museum; 508-627-4441
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Edgartown Lighthouse

Located: at the mouth of Edgartown Harbor
Maintained by: 
Vineyard Museum; 508-627-4441
Click on the above link for the  most current visitor information.

West Chop Light

Located: outside of Vineyard Haven
Maintained by: the US Coastguard
Accessible from the road; not open to the public