Monday, February 06, 2012

Sentry South



Down south along the coast, construction began on Scituate Lighthouse more than 200 years ago. During the War of 1812, Rebecca and Abigail Bates, daughters of lightkeeper Simeon Bates, warded off an attack by British soldiers by loudly playing a fife and a drum, making the British think there was a regiment of Americans in the area. The lighthouse is now lit as a private aid to navigators. A teacher and his family have taken up residency as keepers of the light and house.

Happy Monochrome Monday!

4 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the lighthouse and the story, I'm happy it's still in use and what fun to live in a lighthouse!!

brattcat said...

Is it on the mainland or do you need to row out to it?

Tom Lynch said...

She looks grand in black & white! I've taken many photos of this lighthouse in color, but b&w gives it a whole different mood.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Ah, lovely lighthouse. ;-) Bob Gallagher runs a blog about the lighthouse - they could not have found a better keeper for Scituate Light, as he is appasionate about his history and preserving it!

Hope you enjoyed your visit to our lovely town... :)