Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Boston Light

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Name: Boston Light

Location (State or Province): Massachusetts

Date Established: 1716, current tower 1783

Optics: Second-order Fresnel lens

Markings: White with five steel bands and black trim

Structure: Masonry, Rubble Stone with brick lining

Range: 27 nautical miles

Characteristics: Flashing white every 10 seconds.

Elevation: 102 ft focal plane

Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:57 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
This light is best seen by boat. Private boaters are allowed to drop of passengers on Little Brewster Island on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m., but must then anchor offshore. We passed by the lighthouse on a Boston Harbor Cruises' lighthouse trip, which visited several lighthouses in the area. Later, we took a trip out to the island escorted by a National Park Ranger. For information on these trips, which allow you to climb the lighthouse, see the Boston Harbor Islands webpage, or call (617) 223-8666.

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