Monday, March 01, 2010

An Eastham Love Story

How about a big-screen comedy/love story, set in 1912, in Eastham? A new motion picture (a talkie!), starring Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss, is called The Lightkeepers and is a story about a pair of lightkeepers (Nauset Light?) who have sworn off women but find themselves attracted to a pair of vacationers who rent a cottage near the lighthouse. The writeup sounds cute. Much of the filming was done in Chatham. The film opens on March 19th and is rated PG.

Go to the movie's website ... for a video trailer and all the standard stuff (poster, photos, etc).

But the Nauset Lighthouse is red and white. That wasn't always the case. It received the red stripe in the 1940s. The current structure was moved from Chatham to Eastham in 1923. So, in 1912 the single lighthouse that stood on the bluff overlooking Nauset Light Beach would have been one of the wooden 3 Sisters that sit about a quarter mile west on the current lighthouse. Go to the Nauset Light Preservation Society's website to get the light's history.

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