Race Point Light

f10 @ 1/3200s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 17-55mm @ 17mm


"Race Point Light," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was first established in 1816, the third light on Cape Cod (after Highland Light (1797) and Chatham Light (1808)). The original light was a 25 feet (7.6 m) rubblestone tower that featured one of the earliest rotating beacons, which distinguished it from others on Cape Cod. In 1858 the light got a fourth order Fresnel lens and, in 1874, a second keeper's quarters. In 1875, after significant deterioration of the original tower, it was replaced with an iron tower lined with brick. The original keeper's house was rebuilt as part of the project. The station was electrified in 1957. The larger keeper's house was removed in 1960 and the other was updated.
Race Point, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
 
03/16/2016