Boston Light, MA
Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse in North America.
Located on Little Brewster Island, guarding Boston Harbor, this light was built in 1716, while we were still a colony under British rule.
Unfortunately, there have been a large number of shipwrecks and many lives lost within sight of Boston Light. The treacherous rock formations and areas that mysteriously block out the sound of the great fog horn present a very dangerous place, especially in the fog.
It is to the credit of Boston Light and in particular, the keepers of the light, that there were not more lives lost. The keepers often displayed uncommon valor attempting the rescues of half-frozen sailors.
I am told that a few times a year, the Friends of Boston Harbor organize trips to visit this historic place.
Alfred La Banca Sailor/Artist Darien, CT