As early as 1808, the people of Provincetown asked for a lighthouse at Race Point. Race Point Light, first lighted on November 5, 1816, was Cape Cod's third light station after Highland Light and Chatham's twin lights. You can make the mildly difficult walk to the light - a little over two miles in very soft sand - a worthwhile trip for this sunset view.
location provincetown, cape cod, massachusets
photographer patrick e connolly