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Boston Light 300th Anniversary Celebration

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This past September 14th a two-part 300th Anniversary Celebration of Boston Lighthouse was held in Boston, Massachusetts, first on the mainland at Long Wharf and then on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor where the lighthouse is located.

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In a ceremony on Long Wharf, Boston Mayor Martin ...
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The 300th Anniversary was co-sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and Boston Harbor Now and was attended by a large number of dignitaries. Here are some photos of that historic event, which is today’s news and tomorrow’s history.

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Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Light, shows off ...
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The U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team performing at the ...
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The U.S. Coast Guard Band performing at Long ...
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There was a large turnout at the 300th ...
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Accompanied by Boston Lighthouse keeper Sally ...
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In this heart-warming scene, Sally Snowman, ...
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At Boston Lighthouse, Sally Snowman, the official ...
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At Boston Lighthouse, the oldest light station in ...
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After all the dignitaries and guests have left ...
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Past Boston Light keeper BM1 Carlon F. Brietzke ...
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The 2nd order Fresnel lens that was installed in ...
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This story appeared in the Nov/Dec 2016 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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