September 28, 2008

Boston Light, Oldest known site of a light house.

Posted in America's Coast tagged , , , , at 6:06 pm by Kendal

Boston Light, Little Brewster Island

I have always loved lighthouses and noticed that I have never done a post about one of the greatest symbols of America’s Coast.  There was no better place to start on this course than the Boston coast, since it is one of the oldest harbors in the USA and where the famous tea party was held.  Here, Here, the largest tea party in the world. 

Boston Light, also known as Boston Harbor Light, is a lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor,Massachusetts. The first lighthouse to be built on the site dates back to 1716, and was the first lighthouse to be built in what is now theUnited States. The current lighthouse dates from 1783, is the second oldest working lighthouse in the US (after Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey), and is the only lighthouse to still be actively staffed by theUnited States Coast Guard. The structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964, and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”  (wikipedia)