LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND
The Boston Lighthouse
A visit to Little Brewster Island as the guests of the U.S. Coast Guard
October 19, 2000
Coast Guard Keeper of the Light, Ben O'Brien with Assistant Scott Kramer and "Sam" the Lighthouse dog with Giacinta Bradley Koontz.
View from the top of the Lighthouse. Keepers House in foreground.
Coast Guard boat trip leaving Little Brewster Island.
A Historical Perspective
Dr. Sally Snowman
Boston Light was the first lighthouse station established in 1716 as an aid to navigation, and is currently the last one in the country staffed by active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. This is a 300 page soft covered book with over 120 pictures (80 in color) and illustrations presenting 283 years of Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. A result of five years of research. The contents include the following:
- Chapters covering the time periods from 1611 to 2001
- The Preservation of Little Brewster Island
- Technological Aspects of Lighthouse Mechanisms
- Life on Little Brewster Island
- A pictorial Tour of Little Brewster Island
- Quick Chronological Reference of Events
- Resources, Bibliographical Notes, References, Index
Publisher: The Snowman Learning Center ISBN 0-9674666-0-1 Paperback $36.00
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