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This Month In Lighthouse History

By Jeremy D'Entremont

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June 1, 1874: Michigan’s Spectacle Reef Light, ...

June 30, 1801:

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June 4, 1901: Connie Scovill Small is born in ...

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.

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June 27, 1972 : The 1886 Ship Island ...

June 17, 1910 :

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June 18, 1903: Scotch Cap Lighthouse goes into ...

An act of Congress abolishes the U.S. Lighthouse Board and creates the new Bureau of Lighthouses.

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June 20, 1998: A number of historic light ...

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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