On the south shore of Boston, one mile off of the coast of the towns of Scituate and Cohasset stands Minot Ledge Light, one of the great works of 19th Century American Civil Engineering and for over a century, the most dangerous manned lighthouse in this country.
The current beacon rises 85 feet high above the sea on the site of the first Minot Ledge Light, which was built in 1850 as a steel structure and was lost, along with the two assistant light-keepers, in a terrific storm in April of 1851.
The current light was built of interlocking concentric blocks of granite with the thinking that the force of the waves against it would strengthen versus weaken it. Waves after Nor'easters regularly pass over its top and keepers over the years have suffered through storms
that would shudder the entire structure.
Minot's Ledge Light is known as "The Lovers Light" because its signature flash is 1-4-3 or "I Love You."
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 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)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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