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Coastal Erosion Is Fact Of Life On Cape Cod09:12
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The Gay Head light is one of the most important navigational tools on the East Coast. The Board of Selectmen in Aquinnah recently approved a new location to preserve it from coastal erosion. (Timothy Valentine/Flickr)
The Gay Head light is one of the most important navigational tools on the East Coast. The Board of Selectmen in Aquinnah recently approved a new location to preserve it from coastal erosion. (Timothy Valentine/Flickr)
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Selectmen in Aquinnah, on Martha's Vineyard, recently approved a new location for the Gay Head Lighthouse, one of the most important navigational tools on the East Coast, and say the new site will keep it safe from coastal erosion for the next 140 years.

Bob Oldale, the geologist emeritus for the U.S. Geological Survey in Falmouth, says an eroding coastline is a fact of life for people who live on Cape Cod.

There's little we can do, he says, to prevent radical change to the Cape's shoreline.

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  • Bob Oldale, geologist emeritus for the U.S. Geological Survey in Falmouth.

This segment aired on July 23, 2014.

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