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Cape Ann Light Station on Thatcher Island

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The Cape Ann Light Station on Thatcher Island is accessible with a ride on the Thatcher Island II Launch (free, but donations are appreciated), or your own boat. Walk the peaceful Island Trail and visit the 124-foot Twin Towers. Constructed in 1771, the towers feature a granite outer shell and two-foot thick brick inner wall. Climb 154 steps to the top for magnificent views the ocean, Boston’s skyline, and the mountains of Maine. To visit, reservations must be made in advance by calling 617-599-2590. Remote camping is also available with reservation.


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