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Encyclopedia > Little Brewster Island
Little Brewster Island with Boston Light
Little Brewster Island with Boston Light

Little Brewster Island is a rocky outer island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. It is best known as the location of Boston Light, the only remaining manned lighthouse in the United States, and an important navigation aid for traffic to and from the Port of Boston. The island is situated some 9 miles offshore of downtown Boston and has a permanent size of 3 acres, plus an intertidal zone of a further 4 acres.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 1994 KB) Frank van Mierlo 04:09, 18 June 2006 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 1994 KB) Frank van Mierlo 04:09, 18 June 2006 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Harbor Islands of Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, are a collection of 34 islands, many of which are open for public recreation and some of which are very small and best suited for wildlife. ... Boston Light on Little Brewster Island Boston Light also called Boston Harbor Light is a lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... Container ship being unloaded at Conley Terminal. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... It has been suggested that Intertidal ecology, Foreshore and Littoral be merged into this article or section. ...


Like the neighbouring islands of Great Brewster, Middle Brewster and Outer Brewster, Little Brewster Island is named after William Brewster, the first preacher and teacher for the Plymouth Colony. Because it is still the site of an active Coast Guard facility, opportunities to visit the island are restricted, although guided tours of the island and light are available.[1][2] Signing of the Mayflower Compact Elder William Brewster (1567 - 1644), was a Pilgrim colonist leader and preacher who came from Scrooby, in north Nottinghamshire and reached what became the Plymouth Colony in the Mayflower in 1620. ... The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. ... Coast Guard Seal The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense, among other duties of coast guards elsewhere. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Little Brewster Island Factsheet. Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Retrieved on August 3, 2006.
  2. ^ Great Brewster Island Factsheet. Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Retrieved on August 11, 2006.

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External links

  • Little Brewster Island web page, with visitor information.


Coordinates: 42°19′40.68″N, 70°53′26.12″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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