View from the Top of Marblehead Light

  • A drone's eye view of the top of Marblehead Light with Childrens Island in the distance and Optis racing in the ocean

After capturing yesterday’s image of Optis sailing during Junior Race week, I returned to Chandler Hovey Park and decided to do a quick loop around the lighthouse. I have shot a close up of Marblehead Light from the other side looking toward the harbor and Abbot Hall but failed to explore other angles.

In this view, I came close enough to the top of Marblehead Light so that its entire lantern room was in the frame and then found this spot from which Childrens Island could be spotted in the distance. You can make out the same group of Optis that I had shot yesterday to the left of the lighthouse.

By |2018-07-24T20:59:17+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Aerial|Tags: , , |21 Comments


  1. Kathy Vissman July 25, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    this is marvelous- I have never seen a picture of the actual light before!

  2. Gail Blum July 25, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply


  3. Gini Lemm Luther July 25, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    gotta love your drone. it must have paid for itself by now 🙂 it’s great to peek inside the lighthouse! thank you

  4. Thomas Hughes July 25, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Bob Bofinger … love this picture!!

  5. Dorothy Reinhardt July 25, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Cool…went up there many years ago. Looks very rusty.

  6. Rosemarie Holbrook July 25, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Thank you for sharing?

  7. Deb Lojko July 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I love this picture!

  8. Bex Crowell July 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Very very cool. My Mum (born in 1925) told us of the times she was in school in Marblehead and was friends with the then-current lighthouse keeper here. She would go out there, walking, after school was over and climb the stairs to the top and visit with him a lot. She always though that was the best spot in the world to be. I can see her point.

  9. Leo Regulus July 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    FYI: Hillsboro Beach, FL has a ‘Preservation Society’ for its lighthouse. It’s open to the public, at least monthly. Check out:

  10. Judy Scott-Milano July 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Love it!! I will be showing this picture to my elderly parents tomorrow! Your pictures bring back so many memories to them.

  11. Blair Redd Barnes July 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    we saw your drone out there while we had dinner. Figured it was you. Beautiful shot!

  12. Suzanne Lynch July 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous !!!!!

  13. Fletcher W Crandall July 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Paint job needed

  14. Cynda Rohmer July 25, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Fabulous! Ive never really liked the lighthouse but this is a horse of a different color!?

  15. Rich Leverone July 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Yay, children’s island, great pic!

  16. Sandra Burke July 25, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply


  17. Cristina Vaughn July 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Nice perspective! Thank you!

  18. Cristina Vaughn July 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Nice perspective! Thank you!

  19. Sandra E. Broughton July 25, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply


  20. Katherine Keyes Millett July 29, 2018 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Amazing image

  21. Priscilla Kuffel July 31, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I have never seen a shot at this angle,I like the composition!

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