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monomoy point lightWith nearly two centuries of history attached to Cape Cod, improvements at Monomoy Point Light aim to make the lighthouse more accessible to the public for possible generations to come. Located at the tip of Chatham’s Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, the lighthouse dates back to the 1800s, but most recently had only been available for research by scientists and employees of the refuge.

That all changed when renovation crews began to install things like new drywall on the inside of the property and a wrap-around deck on the outside. In May of this year the Coast Guard airlifted the last of the supplies and materials necessary for a project focused on renovating the lighthouse and keeper’s cottage.

A joint venture of the wildlife refuge, town of Chatham,

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The natural beauty of the Cape shines through in so many locations, among them, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.  This is the place to experience the Cape in a mostly untouched, natural environment.

The Refuge was started in the 1940’s, originally as a migratory bird habitat.  With eight miles of sand stretching from the elbow of Cape Cod, the area provides the barrier islands of South and North Monomoy.  There are also 40-acres of land on Morris Island making up the property.  This is where you’ll find the visitor center and the site’s headquarters.

If that’s not enough, prepare to take in more than 7,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater marshes, freshwater ponds, oceans and dunes.  The location provides a home and habitat for the Federally protected

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