Navy, and led to the discovery of many uncharted shoals. The lighthouse is still a navigation aid today, albeit a secondary one to Global Positioning Systems. Leave this field blank. Outfitted within the lantern was a second-order Fresnel lens constructed by Henry Lepaute of Paris. The trust later took ownership. All reviews " golf course ". Had the bluff eroded any further, specialists overseeing the move say, there would not have been enough stable ground to operate heavy equipment, and the lighthouse would have had to stay where it is, awaiting the inevitable tumble into the sea.
Jeff T Nantucket, Massachusetts. The lens remained at Sankaty for a hundred years, and in May was removed, together with the entire assembly, and re-erected in the Nantucket Whaling Museum. I enjoy visiting them. Zoom in to see updated info. Sankaty Lighthouse is visible from Polpis Road which is one of the two roads you 'd take to get to 'Sconse t. Zoom in to see updated info. But the foot-tall, ton lighthouse, the oldest original aid to navigation on Nantucket, is in trouble.
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A modern motor replaced the old clockwork mechanism that turned the lens, and the position of assistant keeper was abolished. More Photos, Prints, Drawings like this. In , the Army Corps of Engineers estimated that Sankaty Head Light would be in danger of falling over the eroding bluff within ten years. Reviewed 30 August If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another surrogate, please fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room.