August 07
Image provided by Walter E. Elliott (All right reserved) On August 7, 1789 the 9 th An Act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers. Boston Light - The first lighthouse established in America was...

The Lighthouse

They come forth from the darkness, and their sails
Gleam for a moment only in the blaze,
And eager faces, as the light unveils,
Gaze at the tower, and vanish while they gaze.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow