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"Boston Light: 300 Years of Service" presented by Sally Snowman

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The presentation provides broad-strokes of how Boston Light has been a way-shower for safe navigation into the fledging maritime port of Boston from 1716 to the present. It is the last manned Coast Guard Light Station in the country located on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor. It is also one of the 34-islands/peninsulas that comprise the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park. Keeper. Sally Snowman will be sharing the historical significance of the Light Station's 300th anniversary that is occurring in 2016.

Sally Snowman, Ph.D., a native of Boston Harbor, is the 70th Keeper of Boston Light since 1716 it was established as the first lighthouse station in Colonial America. As the Coast Guard Keeper/Site Supervisor, she recruits, trains, schedules, and oversees over 65 Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers that provide support as Assistant Keepers, Historical Interpreters, and Outreach Speakers. She and her husband, CG Auxiliarist Jay Thomson, are co-authors of the book Boston Light: A historical perspective (1999) and Boston Light (AUX 2016) published by Arcadia Images of America series.


1 Burnside Street
Bristol, RI 02809

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