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Graves Light (The Graves)
Boston, Massachusetts

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General Information
Date Established: 1905
Date Present Tower Built: 1905
Date Automated: 1976
Height of Tower: 113 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 98 ft.

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Open to Public?: This lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from points along the shore in Winthrop, MA (Shore Drive), Hull, MA (Nantasket Beach), and Nahant, MA, but it is best seen by boat.

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Graves Light is located on Graves Ledge, which is located near the mouth of Boston Harbor and is named after Thomas Graves, a famous colonial merchant. The ledge is not named "Graves Ledge" because many seamen lost their lives near the spot, as is commonly believed. Although the light looks very old, it was only built in 1905. However, it was never a popular assignment for keepers and was automated in 1976. The original first-order Fresnel lens has been replaced with a plastic optic. Its light is visible from 25 miles away.

Photo Credits: Kate Sims (#1-2)


Submitted by: minots_ledger Date of last review: Wed Aug 15, 2007 Views: 3858

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Joined: 14 Aug 2007
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Review Date: Wed Aug 15, 2007 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 8 

 
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An great location to spot this lighthouse from is the Observation Deck of the Prudential Tower in Boston. You don't get a detailed look but you see it in relation to Boston Light and the Boston Harbor Islands.
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