Cape Poge lighthouse is located on the eastern end of Chappaquiddick island which is located off the bigger island of Martha’s Vineyard. To get to Chappaquiddick you have to take a small, three car ferry from Edgartown called the On Time I or the On Time II. They’re called that because no matter when they run they’re always on time. To get to Cape Poge lighthouse you have to use a vehicle which will drive over deep sand or take a tour… no matter how you get out there it’s definitely worth it.
Cape Poge is the only wooden lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard. The original strucure was built in 1801. By 1838 it had been destroyed by the ravaging seas and rebuilt further inland. It was again rebuilt in 1893. The present structure was build in 1922 and in 1985 gained distinction as being the first lighthouse to be moved by helicopter. It is the only lighthouse on MV that has guy wires with sand anchors to help protect it from powerful winds.