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November 15, 2009

Brandt Point

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:47 am

Brandt Point Lighthouse is a small light guarding the entrance to the Nantucket Harbor.  Coined, “the lighthouse with nine lives”, Brandt Point Light has been blown down and rebuilt 8 times, dating back to the mid 18th century.  It’s resiliency and the affection it commands from both native Nantucketers and visitors alike, makes it one of the most unique lighthouses in the world.  It’s name originated from Brandt Point Geese, as seen above at Dowses Beach here in Osterville.  The importance of it’s light, guiding mariners into the safety of the harbor around the treacherous sand bars extending out into the Nantucket Sound, is legendary.  From the ancient bonfires atop towers of the 17th century, to the modern day computerized version of these nautical treasures,  lighthouses remain one of the lasting symbols of hope, guidance and above all LIGHT this country has to offer.  One can sit in front of a lighthouse, be it on the water or on land, and be transported back to a simpler time, where stars were the tool of navigation and the ever present glow of the light emanating out of the fog, brought it’s people home once again.  Have a blessed Sunday!  Peace~ M

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