Boston Harbor, Massachusetts

Commonly called the Boston Harbor Light, was the first light station in the nation. Built in 1716, the original lighthouse featured a cannon - America's first fog signal. The original lighthouse was destroyed by the British as they fled the area. The new rubblestone tower was reinforced with iron bands in 1809. Aluminum bands replaced the corroded iron in 1973-74.
Handout/2013 U.S. Postal Service
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