The photograph (above) looks across from Chappaquiddick Island to the town of Edgartown, with a view of the Harbor View Hotel at the far right of the buildings.
The photograph (to the right) shows the brilliant colors of the mile-long Aquinnah Cliffs, commonly called Gay Head, that contain layers of sands, gravels, and clays. One of the first revolving lighthouses in the country was erected on top of the cliffs in 1799. It had wooden works which became swollen in damp or cold weather, when the lighthouse keeper and his wife would be obliged to stand all night and turn the light by hand. The current red-brick electrified Aquinnah Light stands in its place. The waving bands of color from Aquinnah Cliffs are a national landmark and a popular sunbathing beach for vacationers.
Both pictures were taken by William Atkins on June 1997.
The MV Gang is a group of friends from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
June 1997 FAR AWAY ISLAND:
Chestnut Street, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.
July 1998 SWEET LIFE:
14 Naumkeag Street, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.
June 1999 BLACK DOG:
The Dickerman House, 245 Vineyard Meadows Farm Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.
September 1999 WINNING TICKET:
25 Hickory Trail, Southern Shores, Outer Banks, North Carolina.
June 2000 ROUTE 28 TO PUWAL LANE:
The Beachside, Nantucket & The Robinson Vacation Compound, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.
October 2000 NORTHROP GRAND COTTAGE:
Castine, Maine and Acadia National Park.
January 2001 HAWK'S CAY RESORT:
Duck Key, Florida Keys.
June 2001 LAMBERT'S COVE:
Christiantown, Martha's Vineyard.
June 2002 EDGARTOWN:
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
August-September 2003 Wolfeboro, NH and Martha's Vineyard, MA:
Wolfeboro Inn and Ashley Inn
January-February 2004 Key West, Florida:
Wyndham Reach Resort
William Arthur Atkins
e-mail: waarc [@] grics [dot] net