Nobska Light overlooks Woods Hole, a community in the historic town of Falmouth on Cape Cod. The deep harbor there made it ideal for whaling ships in the nineteenth century and even more so for the huge Steamships now operating out of Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket by The Steamship Authority.
The first light was an octagonal tower erected atop a typical Cap Cod-style home in 1828. The current 40 foot, cast iron tower was built in 1876. One of the lighthouse keeper's many tasks was to count the ships that passed throughout the day. In one day alone in 1864, 188 vessels, primarily schooners passed by the light in Vineyard Sound.
After decades of living at the light, one light-keeper's wife noted "after so many years of learning to talk between fog horn blasts, it would be hard to sleep without the sound."
The light is a landmark and focal point of the annual Falmouth Road Race every August and is one of the most beloved lighthouses on the Cape.
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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