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Boston Light
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
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Location: Little Brewster Island, outer Boston Harbor
Nearest town: Hull
42 19 42 N
70 53 24 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is open to private boaters by arrangement: call (617) 223-8666. Boaters must drop off passengers and anchor offshore.

There are also public tours in season. 
For information, click here.

Station established: 1716; Current lighthouse tower built: 1783
Construction material: Stone with brick lining; Tower height: 89 feet; Height of focal plane: 102 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1876 fog signal building, 1884 keeper's house,1884 cistern building, 1889 oil house, 1899 boathouse
Current optic: Second order Fresnel lens (1859)
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
The electricity for Boston Light is now supplied by Hull Wind
National Historic Landmark; Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Related Sites
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
Boston Light Watchstanding
Hull Wind
Boston Light Swim
 

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