History of Boston Light Presentation TODAY

Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson
Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

The public is invited to attend a presentation celebrating 300 years of Boston Light’s history at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., TODAY (Saturday, May 10, 2014.)

Sally Snowman, lighthouse keeper for Boston Light, will begin a series of presentations entitled “Boston Light – Preserving 300 Years of History.” Her presentations are coinciding with the City of Boston’s Preservation Month lecture series in May.

Topics discussed will include:

  • preservation efforts of Boston Light
  • history of Boston Light
  • upcoming Boston Light tricentennial

Boston Light, America’s first light station, was established by the colonial government in 1716 and is currently the last U.S. Coast Guard manned lighthouse in the country. It remains a major aid to navigation situated on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor.