June 30, 1801:
The first Plymouth (Massachusetts) Lighthouse, a wooden dwelling with lanterns at each end of its roof, is destroyed by fire. The 1768 structure represented the first “twin lights” established in America.
June 17, 1910 :
An act of Congress abolishes the U.S. Lighthouse Board and creates the new Bureau of Lighthouses.
June 3, 1923:
The 1842 lighthouse at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada, is destroyed by fire. A new lighthouse, made of reinforced concrete, is soon erected.
June 18, 1930:
An act of Congress authorizes the transfer of the old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia, to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
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