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Legacy of Light: Boston Light marks 300th anniversary

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Beams of light radiate across the night sky from Boston Light, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Boston Harbor.  The light, emanating from an 1859 Fresnel lens, can be seen up to 27 miles away on clear night. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)When the Boston Lighthouse was first lit 300 years ago today, sailors called on New England ports in wooden ships, pirates roamed the Atlantic Coast and the 13 colonies were under the British crown. Today the light still guides mariners safely home and helps keep America's economy on course.


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