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Probably, the most visited lighthouse on the Vineyard is the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah.

The light alternates from red to white.  All lighthouses have a difference rotation or blinking speed, and different construction to let seamen know what lighthouse they are looking at.  177 more words

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This is some of the aftermath of the boathouse fire.  The Cormorant was a Coast Guard boat.  The other two, I think, were privately owned. 310 more words

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The Blowout Sail, or: A Tale of the Greatest Race on Earth

I’m sure there are many civil, gentlemanly, quiet model boat races on calm inland waters throughout America. Chrysler-driving old men and cornflake-fed children in Polo shirts gather on a lichened pine dock to launch factory-painted balsa sloops and ketches, tending them with sticks and perhaps even a radio controller. 2,846 more words

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