Seven years after the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant first left Wampanoag hands, the property and business have gone up for sale once again with an asking price of $3.5 million.

From the Feb. 19, 1971 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:


From massive dredging and beach renourishment in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to renovations at the Gay Head Cliffs overlook, a number of public works improvement projects are under way around the Island this winter.


This fall and winter, Aquinnah will undertake a nearly $220,000 improvement project at the Gay Head Cliffs, a designated national landmark with one of the most stunning views on the Island.


Excavation around the Gay Head Light has revealed never before seen geologic layers that may shed light on how and when the landscape was created.

Just before noon on Thursday the Gay Head Light departed the spot where it has stood for 159 years. The Island's oldest lighthouse headed for its new home about 175 feet from the eroding Gay Head cliffs.