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.