The Boston LightBoston Light sits at the entrance to Boston Harbor on Little Brewster Island. This light is the oldest lighthouse in the country and it is also the last manned by the US Coat Guard. There is a museum at the bottom floor and then you climb the 76 stairs to the very top of the tower for a view of Boston Harbor. There is also a 25-minute walking tour led by historically costumed guides that explore the waterfront's rich 400-year history with you.
Light in The Boston HarborBoston has always been linked to the sea. Much of the city was created by a land
Little Brewster IslandSituated on the two-acre island known as Little Brewster Island, Boston Light has shown in the Harbor since 1716. Little Brewster originally financed by a tax of a penny a ton on all vessels entering and leaving the harbor, the stone lighthouse was largely destroyed by the British when they
Cruise The HarborThere are cruises which will take you on a sea breezy ride to view lighthouses in the area. There are a total of eight to be seen. Today, Boston Light is a National Historic Landmark and one of Boston Harbor's most prized treasures. Its beacon, flashing at 10-second intervals, shines 16 miles out to sea. Little Brewster Island is open to the public. For more information call (617) 451-2860.
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