Three Sisters Lit the Way
These lights, which replaced original brick towers, were part of a network along the treacherous and busy Cape Cod coast. Ships approaching the southern Cape saw the stationary beams of the twin Chatham Lighthouses. The Three Sisters' triple light configuration told sailors that they had reached the Cape's mid-point. Sailors knew they were nearing the Cape's tip when the saw the single flashing beam of Highland Light.
As lighthouse technology evolved, twin and triple lighthouses were replaced by single lighthouses with unique patterns of flashing lights and colors. While the Three Sisters no longer light the way for ships at sea, Nauset Light continues the tradition today.
Location. 41° 51.542′ N, 69° 57.431′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Massachusetts
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nauset Lights (approx. ¼ mile away); The Long, Black Cable (approx. ¼ mile away); Pushed Back by the Sea (approx. ¼ mile away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kettles (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cape Cod National Sea Shore Marconi Beach (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Encounter Monument (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orleans.
Categories. • Landmarks • Waterways & Vessels •
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