Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thursday is "This Old House Day"
Today's "old house" is the 1885 keepers house on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor. The friendly "keepers" came out and waved to everyone on our winter harbor cruise. Tours of the lighthouse are offered in the summer only. This is the last lighthouse in the U.S. to be staffed with a "keeper". Boston Light was automated in 1998, but is still staffed by a resident civilian keeper assisted by the U.S. Coastguard.
Boston Light is almost 3 centuries old and has a fascinating history that you can read more about here.