This lithograph titled "Passing Minot's Light" reflects the prominence this famous lighthouse had for Coastal New Englanders after it was rebuilt and relit in November of 1860, following the destruction of the original light.
Bonfires lit Boston's South Shore to mark the occasion and the light was soon recognized and remains as one of the ten greatest triumph's of American Civil Engineering.
The base was constructed of large, dovetailed blocks of Quincy granite and the tower rises to 97 feet above sea level.
Even at that height, waves have crested over the top of this beacon and, for over a century, it was considered the country's most dangerously placed Lighthouse.
Advertisers recognized the appeal of Minot Light's image in lithograph and trade cards from the era survive to this day reflecting their appeal as a collectible. One of the most enduring is for a rubber heel for local shoes built to endure.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)