Highland Light

Highland Light Cape Cod Massachusetts


Stock #: 314484
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Cape Cod
State: Massachusetts (MA)
Publisher: E. D. West Co
Postmark: Aug-23
PM City: West Dennis
PM State: MA
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Cape Cod Light, often called Highland Light, at North Truro, is one of the most powerful beacons along the Atlantic seaboard. The strength of its beam is 4,000,000 candlepower. It was built in 1798 and its lantern is 66 feet above the bluff and 182 feet above sea level. Its revolving light has a five second period, flashing white for 0.2 second followed by an eclipse of 4.8 seconds

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