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Twin Lights on Thatcher's Island

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Address: Thatcher Island, Rockport, MA
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The twin lights are on an island and are visible from the shore. You can drive to the east and get a better view of them. For the best view, go by boat. We only drove around to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The twin lights are on an island and are visible from the shore. You can drive to the east and get a better view of them. For the best view, go by boat. We only drove around to photograph them from different areas of the shore but that was still quite nice.

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Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

These lights were visible from some of the rooms at the B and B in which we stayed. A beautiful calmness surrounds their placement. While not Northern Ireland, they evoked memories of the light on the Mull of Kintyre (spelling?) off the coast of Islandmagee.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been wanting to visit Thacher Island for over 8 years. I finally took the plunge (figuratively) and went on a kayak tour through Northshore Kayak in Rockport at T-Wharf. Four of us were expertly guided by Jake our native born host. He provided all the information we need to successfully kayak to the island and back. This island... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It took awhile - but we found the way - we took Marmian Rd and were able to get a picture - such fun to find all of these

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is a beautiful ride to East Glousecter by car to see the Twin lights. However, it is even more beautiful by boat. Some of the Whale watches go out by the Twin Lights and they tell you the history about them, well worth the price and great whale watching too!!

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Middleborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a very nice boat ride to thachers island, climbed both the north and south light houses, brought a lunch and had a pic-nic in Carrolls camp ground park. a nice boat ride back and visited salvages island to see seals.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

See them all, they are all beautiful and the history behind each one is very interesting. Enjoy it from the water or from the port.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Book early! The Island is worth it! A summer's day,a salty sea and an island of beauty. The nesting seagulls made the 3 mile walkabout more exciting,as they protected their babies with a vengeance. Photographers,professional as well as amateurs can find their perfect shot in any direction. A lovely picnic spot to soak up the sun and be caressed by... More 

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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

To get out to the island/lighthouses, you must contact the folks from Thacher Island (We got the phone number off the website) and book a spot on the boat , which you catch at the pier in Rockport.( I believe it was about 20 dollars a person. Plus it is like a donation to help run the island) It is... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

what a great place for a quick visit. nice boat ride to island also. have a picnic there and wander the trails and climb the towers. you won't believe how the lights are powered. awsm time anytime....

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