Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Graves Light Station is over a hundred years old and marks some dangerous ledges outside of Boston Harbor. The granite used to create this 88 foot tower is not from Quincy but quarried in nearby Rockport Massachusetts. The ironwork was made in Boston, the woodwork was produced in Portland, Maine and the first Fresnel lens was manufactured in Paris, France. The original lens is now in storage at the Smithsonian Museum; the light is presently solar powered. You can read more about this sturdy sentry by clicking here.
This was one of the highlights of my recent winter cruise of the Boston Harbor Islands.
Porch Fest 2018: "Revival" started things off on this Marion Street veranda. A few rain drops did not dampen spirits of this ...
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.
From atop Penn's Hill, Abigail Adams and her young son John, could have heard the women chanting in Boston today.