G cover Chatham Lighthouse hitting the big screen For 204 years, the lighthouse has figured prominently in the town’s history, including a daring sea rescue that has inspired Disney filmmakers ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Chatham Lighthouse, an active Coast Guard station, sits at the elbow of Cape Cod. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Inside the Chatham Lighthouse. It was once fueled by kerosene; the present light was installed in 1994. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff A view of the beach near the Chatham Lighthouse on Cape Cod. Martha LaGuardia-Kotite The spiral staircase inside of the Chatham Lighthouse consists of 44 steps. the boston Globe/File 1929 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. Bill Greene/Globe Staff The present day exterior of the Chatham Lighthouse. Richard G. Ryder Collection 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.