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200th Birthdays


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Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford Pool, Maine. ...
Photo by: Timothy Harrison

Lighthouses like people are always having birthdays. Two light stations that immediately come to mind that are celebrating their 200th birthday this year are Wood Island Lighthouse in Biddeford Pool, Maine and Chatham Lighthouse on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. However, even though those aforementioned light stations are celebrating their 200th birthday, the towers themselves are not 200 years old. The current tower at Chatham was built in1847 and the tower at Wood Island was built in 1858, both having replaced earlier towers that had been demolished.

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Chatham Lighthouse, Cape Cod, MA. Lighthouse ...
Photo by: Steve Wright

This story appeared in the August 2008 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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