Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Surf Crashing into Minot Light

This photo was taken last fall during a Nor’easter. Minot light is particularly exposed in these storms given its location- mounted to a ledge one mile northeast off the coast of Scituate. The lighthouse has been hit with waves at least 80 feet high in the past. The lighthouse that exists today was rebuilt after the initial house collapsed in a storm about 100 years ago.

Minot Light is a great place to visit by boat and offers great fishing grounds. However, mariners and fishermen need to be very cautious in this area due to the abundance of offshore rocks and ledges.

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