The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will screen “Operation Lighthouse Rescue,” a PBS NOVA documentary, every Thursday in September at 11:30 AM.
Built in 1856, the historic Gay Head Lighthouse in Aquinnah weighs more than 400 tons and is 175 feet high. Over the years, storms and the ocean eroded the headland away until the historic landmark was close to toppling into the ocean. In 2015, after two years of planning and an extensive relocation campaign, a team of engineers moved the lighthouse 134 feet inland to safety.
The film follows the team members as they race to rescue the lighthouse, the geology and archaeology they encountered, and the technology they employed in the rescue.
The screening is free with museum admission.