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By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:13 pm
Sunset over Boston Light

617 Images had a nice view of today's sunset from over Boston Light towards downtown.

Matt Frank also watched the sun go down over downtown, but from East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 12:40 pm
Sunrise over Boston and Graves lighthouses

617 Images captured the sunrise over Boston and Graves lights at the edge of Boston Harbor this morning.

By adamg - 10/28/16 - 10:04 am
 JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016

JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone.

The Coast Guard introduces us to Joanne LaVigne Schroer, who was just a little girl when her father was assigned to a two-year spell as the Boston Light lighthouse keeper. And she recalls the ghost:

"When we went out to the island [in 1948] the second-floor bedroom that faces the light itself was always locked," Schroer recalled. "We had always heard that back in the 1800s there was a lightkeeper whose wife went a little stir crazy and killed her husband right around Halloween. Then, she wrote about it in her diary.

"Every October, we would hear these weird noises in that room," Schroer said. "One night, my mother jiggled the doorknob to see what was going on. All of a sudden, this black image came right through the door, down the hallway and then down the stairs into the kitchen. It was the lightkeeper's wife, and she had a big dog with her," Schroer attested. "I woke up in the middle of the night and there was that big dog sitting right in the room."

By adamg - 5/31/16 - 10:58 pm

Boston Light and Graves Light via Drone

When Scott Eisen went out into Boston Harbor today, he took his drone with him.

By adamg - 8/10/14 - 9:04 am
Boston Light under repair

Boston Light is getting $1.1 million worth of repairs done as it nears its 300th anniversary in 2016.

Brian MacLean photographed the lighthouse yesterday (Graves Light is behind it).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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By adamg - 8/22/13 - 12:31 am

Boston Light moonrise

Boston Harbor Beacon captured the moon coming up over the landmark lighthouse Wednesday night.

By adamg - 5/18/13 - 7:11 pm

Boston Light

Brian MacLean was out on the harbor yesterday and snapped Boston Light.

By adamg - 12/21/09 - 9:13 am

The light source may have changed over the years, but the Coast Guard reports that the Fresnel lens that has let mariners know they're nearing Boston Harbor is the same one that was first used on Dec. 21, 1859:

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