Boston Light Turns 300

Boston Light celebrates its 300th year anniversary.
Boston Light celebrates its 300th year anniversary.

Historic Boston Light will celebrate its 300th Anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The light station was constructed on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor in 1716. She was first lit on Sept. 14, 1716 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, becoming the first lighthouse in America.

It was destroyed during the American Revolution and was rebuilt following the withdrawal of British forces. Today, Boston Light remains the only staffed Coast Guard lighthouse in the country, serving as an iconic aid to navigation with both light and fog signals.

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