Saturday, June 30, 2012

Whale Watch provides lighthouse views, too!

(Guest blog by Elizabeth of  Capt. Bill & Sons)

As you climb aboard the Miss Cape Ann to depart on a Capt. Bill & Sons whale watching tour, you are in for a trip of a lifetime! Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch has been a family owned and operated business in Gloucester, Massachusetts, since 1959.

Located on Gloucester’s historic Harbor Loop, when you join Capt. Bill & Sons for one of our exciting whale watches you’re guaranteed to see whales.

Each whale watch lasts about three hours, and is guided by an expert naturalist who creates a fun and educational trip for visitors of all ages.

As you are taking in the amazing oceanic view from the deck of our boat, the Miss Cape Ann, you’ll also see several historic lighthouses.

Ten Pound Island Lighthouse – Located on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor, this beautiful lighthouse was built in 1821 to guide boasts and help them navigate Gloucester’s inner harbor.

Eastern Point Lighthouse – Built in 1832, this historic lighthouse is located on Gloucester’s Eastern Point. The lighthouse's large station is used as housing for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Annisquam Lighthouse – Marking the entrance to the Annisquam River, which connects Ipswich Bay to Gloucester Harbor, this lighthouse was built in 1801.

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse – Built in 1835 to mark the entrance of nearby Rockport Harbor, the Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse flashes a green light every six seconds. The present brick lighthouse was built in 1896 and is 37 feet high.

Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses – Often referred to as the Cape Ann Light Station, the two lighthouses on Thacher Island are the only remaining working twin lighthouses in the US. These magnificent lighthouses were constructed in 1861, replacing an earlier (1771) pair.

Not only is a Capt. Bill & Sons whale watching cruise a fun and exciting way to spend an afternoon in Gloucester, it’s also an educational trip for all ages! Visit us today at to learn more about our adventurous whale watching tours.