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Boston Harbor Lighthouse
Boston Harbor Lighthouse,
Little Brewster Island
Boston, MA
*Dates of operation~~  1783-present
*Building Material~~ Rubble stone w/ brick lining
*Tower~~ 89 feet
*Elevation~~ 19 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white every 10 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's house, fog signal building, cistern, oil house, and boat
house
*Automated~~ No
*Original Lens~~ Tallow candles
*Current Lens~~ Second Order Fresnel
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard
*Waterway Location~~ Boston Harbor, Atlantic Ocean
*Significant Feature~~ Boston Harbor was the first light station in what is now the U. S.
The existing tower is the second oldest still in existence, (Sandy Hook, NJ is 19 years
older).  It is also the only remaining lighthouse in the U. S. still manned by U. S. Coast
Guard personnel, and the last to be automated.   

            LINKS
Lighthouse Friends.com's lighthouse history and info
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=473     

National Park Service
https://www.nps.gov/boha/learn/historyculture/boston-light.htm

Jeremy D'Entremont's Boston Harbor Page
http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/boston.html

Lighthouse Information's Boston Light page
http://lighthouseinformation.com/boston-light.html
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