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Plum Island Lighthouse Night Light

$25.00 USD
Plum Island is a scenic nine-mile long barrier island on Boston's North Shore that separates the Atlantic Ocean from four different towns including the colonial New England coastal community knowns...
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    Plum Island is a scenic nine-mile long barrier island on Boston's North Shore that separates the Atlantic Ocean from four different towns including the colonial New England coastal community knowns as Newburyport by way of the Plum Island River.
    Newburyport harbor began thriving as a port in the early 18th Century but the mouth of the Merrimack River on Plum Island's northern end presented an ongoing hazard to approaching shipping with continuously shifting channels.
    Torches and fire-pots hoisted on poles were placed on the beach to aid the approach, but it was not until 1787 that actual beacons were erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and taken over by the Federal Government  a few years later.
    The two original light towers were ingeniously built upon movable foundations enabling their placement as range lights in relation to shifting sands of the channels which in turn allowed approaching pilots to more safely align their vessels accordingly.  
      • 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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