Cape Cod (Highland) Light

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Cape Cod (Highland) Light in 1997 - 28th trip
Cape Cod (Highland) Light in 1997 - 28th trip

Truro, Massachusetts

Built: 1857

This white cylindrical tower is 66 feet tall and its lantern is 183 feet above sea level due to the high cliff above which it stands. It is located in north Truro on Cape Cod's Atlantic coast. The first light tower on this site was built in 1797 and was 45 feet tall. It was rebuilt in 1853 on the same site. It was replaced by the present tower in 1857. In 1996 the tower and buildings were moved 450 feet further inland to protect them from certain destruction by erosion (the cliff's edge was within 100 feet of the keeper's dwelling).

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