Two lights on the
Mariners have long been wary of the strong currents and dangerous shoals around
It wasn't long before the Nauset light up the road in Eastham needed to be replaced, and the thrifty Lighthouse Board decided to dismantle the unused
The Coast Guard would have let it fall into the sea, but a concerned group of local volunteers raised the money to have the lighthouse moved across a road to safety. The keeper's house was under private ownership, and was left standing a near the edge of the bluff. The owner of the house negotiated with the National Park Service for two years, as the cliff kept eroding away with each storm, and she finally made a deal to give the Service her house in return for being able to live there for another 25 years. They moved her house across the road near the light tower, and it would be nice to say that she was living there happily ever after. Unfortunately, she only lived three more years. Now the Park Service does tours of the house and grounds, and the light shines on as a private guide to navigation maintained by the local foundation.