Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Coast Guard’

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Whose birthday am I celebrating today?

September 14, 2012

Happy birthday to Boston Harbor Lighthouse – the first lighthouse to be built in what is now the United States of America – it was first lit on September 14, 1716.  I was interested to learn that it is the only US lighthouse that still has an official keeper.  It was built to guide the way into Boston Harbor – already an important commercial port in the early 1700s – it was financed by a tax on the tonnage arriving at the harbor.

Located on Little Brewster Island in Boston’s outer harbor, it is a National Historic Landmark and an active U. S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.

Ref. Boston Lighthouse History