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Picture of the week: Graves Light up close on a bright June day

Graves Light, as seen up close from the south side, this past Saturday, June 7th.

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Picture of the Week: Graves Light and Boston Light

The two lighthouses sitting at the mouth of the Boston Harbor on a nice spring day. They look quite close together in this photo, but are actually almost three miles apart:

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Graves Light sells for nearly a million

Graves Light up close: The big event in Boston Harbor news last week was the announcement that the Government had reached an agreement to sell Graves Light for $934,000- something it had been trying to do for years. It is … Continue reading

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Lighthouses along Massachusetts Bay

Lighthouses: These iconic nautical landmarks have served an important purpose for hundreds of years. While that purpose has been somewhat obscured by modern nautical technology driven by satellites, lighthouses are still quite relevant and useful to mariners of all skill … Continue reading

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Navigating Nahant: Rocky shores and military ruins

Above: The Nahant Lifesaving Station, located near the entrance to the town. Just a few miles north of Boston is the peninsula of Nahant, which is is known for its beaches, but is perhaps less well known for its military … Continue reading

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Graves Light

This outer beacon in Boston Harbor sits far removed from any part of the mainland: Eleven miles from downtown Boston to be exact. Its grey and sublime silhouette combined with its perch above a treacherous rock outcrop makes for an … Continue reading

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Sunset out at Graves Light

Here are a few photos of Sunset out at Graves Light, Friday evening, October 26th. Recall Graves light is the abandoned lighthouse on Graves Ledge, the outermost outcrop of rock in the outer Boston Harbor: The Sun sets directly behind … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Lighthouses

Despite being 2.7 miles apart, these two Lighthouses, Boston Light and Graves Light look very close together when viewed from Fort Revere in North Hull. Here is a shot of Boston Light in the foreground, with Graves in the back, … Continue reading

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Fighting a brutal East wind out at Graves Light

  Early this morning I headed out to Graves Light, after hearing that some fishermen were finding cod in waters just around Graves Ledge (the rock outcrop just East of the Light). Cod usually aren’t found in this close at … Continue reading

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Graves Lighthouse

Graves Lighthouse is one of the best sights to see in the harbor, and it can only be seen up close via boat. Located on a rock outcrop about four miles NE of the harbor entrance in Winthrop, this lighthouse … Continue reading

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