The Island of Nantucket was a key navigation point in the colonial ages. As such, it was necessary to establish lighthouses to prevent shipwrecks, which were far too common at the time. Nantucket does not have a fancy history with lighthouses, as some were burnt, and others blew or got condemned. In two centuries, the island has had roughly 10 of these structures.
Presently, a few remain, one of them being the Brant Point Lighthouse. At 26 feet tall, this lighthouse is the shortest in New England but has a fantastic history. The structure is visible for ten miles, with an imposing presence on the island.
It came to be in 1901 and was automated in 1965. It is part of the National Register of Historic Places, a distinction it shares with famous sites, such as Martin Luther King Jr’s grave. The lighthouse is still functional.
You can use it as a muse if you are into painting, drawing, or photography. Many tourists make it a point to take a photo at the lighthouse’s site. The structure’s vibrant colors make it a breathtaking backdrop when taking pictures.
Do not leave Nantucket without checking out this historical marvel.