Monomoy Point Lighthouse

Monomoy Point Lighthouse is a historic light in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Established in  1823, the Monomoy Point Lighthouse helped sailors
navigate around the neck that hangs from the elbow of Cape Cod.

After 100 years (in 1923), it was determined that the powerful
lighthouse in Chatham was sufficient.  Sea traffic around
outer Cape Cod had lessened since the opening of the
Cape Cod Canal in 1914 so the Monomoy Point Light
was deactivated.

In the past overnight visits to the lighthouse were arranged via the friends
of  the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge group. Unfortunately the last
few winters and vandalism have required many costly repairs and
currently, in the interest of public safety, visitors are not allowed
to stay in the lighthouse or keepers house.