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Boston Light – A Photographic Journey Through Time

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At dusk this past September 14th, in honor of the ...
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The history of Boston Lighthouse on Little Brewster Island is long and rich. In fact, because there is so much history associated with that lighthouse. A number of books have been written just about it. So, instead of writing a long detailed story about the lighthouse, we have decided to share with you a selection of photographs - some forgotten and some rarely seen images from the archives of Lighthouse Digest. Each photo is worth a thousand words. As you look at these photos, many of which you won’t find published anywhere else, let your mind drift and imagine what life would have been like living out there in the early years and up to the era of the modern keeper.

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A 1729 engraving of the 1716 Boston Lighthouse. ...


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Thomas Bates, Jr., Keeper of Boston Lighthouse ...


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A very old stereo view card of Boston Lighthouse, ...


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Early helicopter over Boston Lighthouse. ...


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The fog signal cannon was first used at Boston ...


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The Boston Floating Hospital Ship as it cruised ...


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Painting the tower at Boston Lighthouse in the ...


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Boston Lighthouse keeper Maurice Babcock, Sr. and ...


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Maurice Babcock, Sr. at Boston Lighthouse in his ...


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The Flying Santa dropping Christmas presents to ...


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On May 28, 2016 in a Lighthouse Digest ceremony, ...
Photo by: Kathleen Finnegan


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Boston Lighthouse as it appeared in 1941 when ...


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September 1965 newspaper photo of Fireman ...
Photo by: Mitchell C. Abou-Adal


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In 1987 when 36 year old Boatswains Mate 1st ...
Photo by: Andy Lavin


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Boston lighthouse keeper William “Mike” F. ...


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In 1987 Boston Lighthouse keeper Joe Larnard ...
Photo by: Andy Lavin


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This dramatic photo taken in 1987 on the outer ...
Photo by: Andy Lavin


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A cold winter day’s snowfall at Boston Lighthouse ...
Photo by: Dennis Dever


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In 1988 BM1 Dennis Dever USCG became the 60th ...


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In a 1993 interview with Patriot Ledger newspaper ...
Photo by: Greg Derr


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BM1 Wesley T. Pannett, who was the keeper of ...
Photo by: Greg Derr


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Lots of homes have kitchen windows, but only one ...
Photo by: Greg Derr


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Lighthouse keeper BM1 Wesley T. Pannett, shown ...
Photo by: Greg Derr


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1995 photo of George Morgan, the Flying Santa of ...
Photo by: John Forbes


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Lighthouse historian Joe Lebherz installing new ...
Photo by: John Forbes


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Over the years there have been a number of dogs ...
Photo by: Merle Wiggin


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Mark Clement, shown at left, was an assistant ...
Photo by: John Forbes


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Coast Guardsmen Carlos Colón, Pedro Gonzales, and ...
Photo by: Bob Krist


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Machinery Technician 2nd Class Ben O’Brien USCG ...
Photo by: Bob Krist


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Two similar linen post cards of Boston Lighthouse ...


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Two similar linen post cards of Boston Lighthouse ...

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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