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Boston Light, nation’s oldest continuously used lighthouse site, turns 300

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Take the 76-step climb to its top

Boston Light, the nation’s oldest continuously used lighthouse location, turns 300 today. The current 89-foot tower dates from 1783, but there has been a lighthouse on the Little Brewster Island site since 1716, 60 years before the Declaration of Independence.

The National Park Service and the Coast Guard offer tours of Boston Light, including a 76-step climb to its top, which is 102 feet above sea level. Check out this neat video of the ascent, courtesy of Boston Virtual Imaging.