Our logo depicts the Sankaty Head Lighthouse, located on Nantucket Island.
When Tom Nolan established Virginia Wills, Trusts & Estates, he chose a lighthouse logo for many reasons. A lighthouse leads you away from danger and guides you toward safety. That is an important part of our mission. And there is a combination of confidence, beauty and simplicity instrinsic to a lighthouse that we hope to mirror in small ways in the services that we provide. Our blog Shedding Light continues this lighthouse theme.
The lighthouse on our logo is not a generic lighthouse. It depicts the Sankaty Head Lighthouse located on the southeast coast of Nantucket Island, near the village of ‘Sconset. It was built in 1849 and has been an active aid to navigation for over 160 years. In 2007, it was moved about 400 feet from its original location – and in the process lost its spot on the “Doomsday List” of endangered lighthouses. More information on this historic lighthouse is available here.
This oil painting of the Sankaty Head Lighthouse is the work of American artist Malcolm Hughes and hangs in our conference room. You can see more of Malcolm’s work here.