Eastern Point Lighthouse - Gloucester, Massachusetts

It has been a while since I have posted a lighthouse photo, and, since it is the middle of summer, I thought it was a good time to do so. Not all of the great lighthouses of New England are located in Maine. This one sits at the outskirts of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and is a terrific one to visit. The lighthouse was built in 1832 and has gone through a couple of renovations since then. It sits on Cape Ann and was built to protect boats when entering the east side of Gloucester Harbor. If you plan to visit it, be aware that the locals have put a sign up that indicate the the access road is private. It is not, it is a public road, so proceed through the sign. Once there, the best view is to walk out on the extremely long stone walkway and look back toward it.