Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New book chronicles Boston Light's three centuries of history

Boston Light, aptly dubbed the “ideal American lighthouse” by the historian Edward Rowe Snow, holds a place of honor among our nation’s beacons. This was the first light station established on the North American continent, and the last in the United States to be automated. It’s also our only light station that still retains an official keeper. Seasonal public tours provide the public with the opportunity to experience this cultural treasure up close, and few attractions in New England can approach the thrilling panorama of the harbor and city seen from the lighthouse’s lantern.
This new book tells Boston Light's story, including heroic rescues and tragedies, hurricanes and blizzards, moving human drama, advances in technology, and much more. 

Soft cover, 106 pages. With dozens of photos and illustrations.