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Chatham Light On Cape Cod Was Gorgeous!


Chatham Light is always a must when you visit Cape Cod. It is so beautiful as the flags wave in the wind. The waters across the way are where the USCG 36500 rescued the crew of the sinking Pendleton which had broken apart in rough, winter seas.

There are many lighthouses on Cape Cod, each one totally different. Next time you come to the Cape, see how many you can visit. You won’t be disappointed!

Chatham Lighthouse On Cape Cod


It is always fun to take a drive to Chatham during the holidays. The restaurants, stores and storefronts are so festive with holiday decorations. You can see their annual Christmas Tree decorating exhibit in Kate Gould Park as well as along Main St.

One of my favorite places to visit is Chatham Light. And this year it was especially beautiful with the blue sky in the background.

The first lighthouse on Cape Cod was erected in 1797 in Truro with a lighthouse in Chatham being approved by Congress in 1806. Chatham Light is needed because of the treacherous shoals and currents in the area. It’s a pretty fascinating story that you can read on the plaque if you visit the lighthouse or online. There were many different lighthouses before the present one stayed.