October 16, 2012
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Chatham Lighthouse, an active Coast Guard station, sits at the elbow of Cape Cod.
Inside the Chatham Lighthouse. It was once fueled by kerosene; the present light was installed in 1994.
A view of the beach near the Chatham Lighthouse on Cape Cod.
The spiral staircase inside of the Chatham Lighthouse consists of 44 steps.
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Twin light towers in a 1929 photo. One of the towers was moved to Easton in 1923 after the advent of rotating lights made twin lights unnecessary.
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The present day exterior of the Chatham Lighthouse.
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A 1952 photo of SS Pendleton survivors in front of the Chatham Lighthouse the day after their rescue. Plans for a movie about the rescue by Walt Disney Pictures are expected to move ahead next year.