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Lighthouses on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is known for many things; the seafood is fresh, the scenery is awe-inspiring, and the marine life is abundant. One of the great things about the Cape Cod area that goes underappreciated is the plethora of lighthouses that you are able to view. Since Cape Cod was a very busy harbor and trade route, the United States was forced to install safety measures to ensure arriving ships knew where to go. More importantly, Congress wanted to make sure that these important ships wouldn’t end up in splinters along the rocky shores of Massachusetts. To remedy this problem, many lighthouses were installed to aid in the ships navigation.

Many of these lighthouses were decommissioned due to increased technology and opening of the Cape Cod Canal, but many still are in operation today. If you are a fan of interesting 1800’s American architecture or marine navigation, we definitely recommend some of Cape Cod’s most beautiful lighthouses. Here we have compiled a few of the lighthouses that we recommend you visit. Some of these are still in operation today, and some have been beautifully preserved and restored to their newly built state. We hope you enjoy these critical parts of Cape Cod’s history.

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