Nobska Light

f5 @ 1/1000s, ISO:200, Nikon D80 w 80-200mm @ 140mm


"Nobska Light," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nobska Light, or Nobsque Light, also known as Nobska Point Light is a lighthouse located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It overlooks Martha's Vineyard and Nonamessett Island. The light station was established in 1826, and the current tower dates to 1876. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Nobska Point Light Station in 1987.Nobska Light is set at the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod, separated from the shore by Nobska Road. The light station includes four buildings: the tower, the keeper's house, a radio beacon house, and a small oil house. The tower has a brick interior and a metal exterior, formed out of four rings of iron paneling, and rises to a height of 40 feet (12 m). The first three panels each have a single sash window with an Italianate surround, while the fourth level sports four porthole windows. The tower is topped by a ten-sided lantern house with an iron balcony and railing encircling it. A wood frame entry vestibule with gable roof projects toward the keeper's house. The oil house is a small brick structure with a gable roof, while the radio beacon house is a larger brick structure, also with a gable roof.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
 
05/10/2008