Amazing Die Cut Sticker - Block Print of Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard

Amazing Die Cut Sticker - Block Print of Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard

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High quality die-cut vinyl sticker of the unique block print of the iconic Gay Head Lighthouse located in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard. 

The Gay Head Lighthouse, perched atop the majestic Gay Head Cliffs on Martha's Vineyard, stands as a beacon of both maritime safety and cultural heritage. Built in 1799, it is one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States and has played a vital role in guiding ships through the treacherous waters off the island's western coast.

For the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the lighthouse holds deep significance as a symbol of their enduring connection to the land and sea. The cliffs and surrounding area have long been sacred to the Wampanoag people, serving as a spiritual gathering place and offering sustenance from the abundant marine resources.

Over the centuries, the Gay Head Lighthouse has witnessed the ebb and flow of maritime trade, the rise of coastal communities, and the passing of generations. Its distinctive red clay cliffs, formed millions of years ago, have provided a source of rare clay used by Wampanoag artisans in pottery-making, further intertwining the tribe's cultural heritage with the land and its natural resources.

Despite the passage of time and the challenges of modernization, the Gay Head Lighthouse remains a steadfast sentinel, standing as a testament to the enduring bond between the Wampanoag people and their ancestral homelands. Its preservation not only ensures the safety of seafarers but also honors the rich tapestry of Wampanoag culture and history for generations to come.

• Made in United States • Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.5 in