Boston Light - The nation's second oldest standing lighthouse, Boston Light was built on the site of the first lighthouse in what is now the United States. It is the only lighthouse permanently staffed by the United States Coast Guard.
Boston Light, MA - The original version, built in 1716, was actually the first lighthouse in the United States. It was a pivotal British stronghold during the American Revolution and was burned down twice by the revolutionaries. The current incarnation dates to 1783. It is the only lighthouse in the US that is still staffed by the US Coast Guard.
Boston Light, MA; Boston Light was America's first light station (1716) and the last to be automated (1998). It is still staffed by the Coast Guard. The first lighthouse was destroyed by the British at the close of the American Revolution in 1776; the present lighthouse was built in 1783. Boston Light was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Little Brewster Island is now part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.