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Lighthouse

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The first lighthouse in the United States was lit for the first time on this day in 1716. Boston Light, located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor was held by the British during the Revolutionary War, burned twice by American forces, and blown up by the British as they withdrew in 1776. A lighthouse rebuilt on the same spot is now he second-oldest working lighthouse in the USA.

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