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Where on MV Were We?

It's time to prove how well you know the Island!

The object of the game is simple: Prove how well you really know Martha's Vineyard.

Each Sunday we'll post a photo from somewhere we visited in the past week. If you're the first person to correctly identify the location, you win a Patch tote bag!

If no one answers correctly after one day, we'll post an additional snapshot to help you out.

Answers must be added to the comments section below. Ready, set ... go!

Warren Gosson January 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Martha's Vineyard Museum, Fresnel lens!
Joan B January 22, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I agree with Warren.
William Waterway January 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Yes, Warren is correct. This Fresnel lens was removed from the Gay Head Light in 1952 - when an electrified lens was installed. Because of U. S. Coast Guard budget shortages this Fresnel lens was going to be broken into pieces and buried in Gay Head. Fortunately, the historical society was successful in saving this valuable lens. On similar note, because of Coast Guard budget constraints in the early 1980s, the Gay Head, East Chop and Edgartown lights were scheduled to be torn down. Fortunately, the Founder of Vineyard Environmental Research, Institute (VERI) gave testimony before Congress, and convinced the United States of America to turn over control of the three lighthouses to VERI. VERI restored the three lights and opened them to the public for the first time in decades. After ten years, VERI transferred its license for the three lights to the historical society.
Mathea Morais (Editor) January 22, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Yes, Warren, you got it!! Thanks to Gerry Moriarty for submitting this great photograph.

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