Advocates for a historic lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard are calling for urgent action by the federal government to protect the structure from plunging nearly 130 feet into the ocean because of relentless cliff erosion. The Cape Cod Times reports the 1856 Gay Head Light is about 50 feet from the edge of the cliffs. A contractor says at least a 40-foot perimeter is needed to safely remove it for relocation, and the cliffs are losing about 1 to 2 feet a year to erosion.
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