Thacher Island is named for Reverend Anthony Thacher who was shipwrecked on the island in a 1635 hurricane. He and his wife lost their 4 children in the storm.
The North and South Towers are 298 yards apart in an exact north to south alignment, enabling mariners to use them as range lights to determine their ship's exact location. Cape Ann Light Station is the first light seen by mariners coming from Europe. They were the first twin lights in the nation. In 2001, Cape Ann Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
Thacher Island is owned by the town of Rockport and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It is maintained by the Thacher Island Association. www.thacherisland.org
This colorful replica is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own lighthouse Village. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, sunning hiss-self on the shoreline! This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow.