Thursday, 23 October 2008

Boston Light

Lighthouse cards are another of my passions and this one is particularly nice. This beautiful card of the Boston Harbour Lighthouse was sent to me by skipe, from the USA. He volunteers here as a guide for the National Park Service.

This lighthouse is the second oldest working lighthouse in the USA, being built in 1716 and rebuilt in 1783. In 1719 this light developed the World’s first fog warning signal when a cannon was fired at regular intervals during heavy fog. During the American Independency War, the lighthouse was a witness to several attacks from both the British and the American.

It eventually became automated in 1998, but is still staffed by personnel of the Coast Guard.
It is possible to visit the island and lighthouse with guided tours.

Source: Wikipedia.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Creative Commons License
Esta obra está licenciada sob uma Licença Creative Commons.