Day Trip: Lighthouses
Light Houses are a romantic location to visit. As is the coastline: just a short drive away from Jacob Hill Inn.
Boston Light is where it all began for American lighthouses, back in 1716. This light is one of several that guide ships through Boston Harbor, along with the Graves Light and Long Island Head Light.
There is no greater concentration of wonderful lighthouses than those of Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
There are many more lights in Massachusetts. To the north of Boston, in Salem, and south of Boston is the off-shore Minot’s Ledge Light and the colonial-era Scituate Light.
There are a surprising number of lighthouses in the Ocean State. You can visit over 20 lighthouses, all located in a close geographical area.
Much of Rhode Island is defined by the Narraganset Bay. The octagonal Point Judith Light guards the western entrance to the bay, while the diminutive Castle Hill Light secures the eastern shore. At the southern tip of Jamestown, stands the stately and historic Beavertail Light. Just off Newport Harbor, under the beautiful suspension bridge connecting Newport to Jamestown, sits the restored Rose Island Light, at this one you can stay overnight.
Rhode Island Bay Cruises offers a tour of Ten light houses.
Just west of Pt. Judith you can take the Block Island Ferry from Galilee. On Block Island are the grand Victorian Southeast Light, and the long-abandoned North Light
Watch Hill Light is just across the Connecticut border.
The destination images are provided by Boston based photographer Greg M. Cooper. You can purchase a custom print by contacting the studio at www.gregmcooper.com.