Gateway to Cape Cod Lighthouses

By Wareham By The Sea | Oct 12, 2016
Trees covering Gateway to Cape Cod Lighthouses

I am very proud to live in the "Gateway to Cape Cod".  The iconic pair of lighthouses have always been a welcoming landmark.  They are unique and a part of Wareham.  I remember them as a kid when we drove down to our cottage from the South Shore.  Now that I live here full-time, I pass through them every day.  The group that takes care of them does a great job.  The lighthouses themselves and the landscaping immediately around them always looks very good. 

I do have a couple of points to make about them.  Sometimes one of the lights goes out and remains unlit for a while.  Not the biggest deal but it looks nice to enter our town with both lights lit.  After all, they are lighthouses... It gives a dim, unmaintained feel.  It shouldn't take days to change a simple light bulb.  My second point is the most important.  Trees are blocking the lighthouse on the left and branches are starting to block the one on the right.  They have been encroaching and this past growing season really covered the left one.  Much like the curb-appeal of the landscaping around ones front door.  Our front door always needs to look nice.  We really should keep the lights lit and keep trees from blocking our iconic "Gateway to Cape Cod" lighthouses.  These are something that we are all proud of.  

It's just a cluster of small brush trees on the left.  Cut them way back so they don’t come back.  On the right are just few low branches from a nice tree on the police department’s lawn.  Trim them.  If there are funding issues see if one of our in-town tree businesses want to step up and do a good thing.  See if Robery or Pontiac will do it for free and let them post a sign there for a while.

Let's make sure people entering out town can see that we care about it. 

Comments (1)
Posted by: Snowman | Oct 12, 2016 12:33

Good observation and good post.  Hope it gets done soon.

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