Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Boston Light Article in AAA Horizons
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is the oldest light station in the United States. When its beams first shone across Boston Harbor in 1716, Boston Light became the first lighthouse in America. The original beacon was destroyed by departing British troops in the American Revolution, so the lighthouse in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, is now considered the country's oldest. Beginning June 26, tours of Boston Light for the summer season will begin. After being off-limits last year following the refurbishment of Boston Light's giant lens, visitors will once again be able to scale the tower for a great view of the Boston Harbor Islands and the city skyline. For more on Boston Light, check out the article I wrote for the Boston edition of this month's issue of AAA Horizons. For more ono Boston Light, check out the 224-page guidebook Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands.