Heritage Restoration, Inc.

Coast Guard Light Station Boston, Little Brewster Island

Heritage Restoration, Inc. partnered with Cenaxo of Bloomfield, CT to complete the restoration of Coast Guard Light Station Boston, also known as Boston Light.  The project includes the full restoration of island’s buildings.  The scope of work includes:

Little Brewster Island

Little Brewster Island

  • Masonry Restoration
  • Cast Iron Restoration
  • Wood Shingle Roof Replacement
  • Window Restoration and Window Replacement
  • Wood Gutters and Trim Repair/Replacement
  • Painting
  • Siding Repair/Replacement

The project is intended to be completed in October of 2014.

A full history of the Coast Guard Light Station Boston can be seen on the Lighthouse Friends website.  A short summary from their website:

 

Rising eighty-nine feet above the rocky, south side of Little deserves its description as the “ideal American Lighthouse.” Flanked by a white clapboard keeper’s dwelling, a picturesque oil house, and a fog signal building, Boston Light stands sentinel over one of the oldest and most important harbors on the Eastern Seaboard. Its appearance, however, is only part of its charm, for its story reads like a Who’s Who of American History.

Engraving of Little Brewster Island

Engraving of Little Brewster Island

As early at 1675, settlers lit bonfires on a hill overlooking Boston Harbor as an aid to navigation, but it wasn’t until 1715 that the Colony of Massachusetts Bay spent almost 2,400 British pounds to construct a light tower, the first in the New World. When on September 14, 1716, the beacon from Little Brewster Island pierced the night sky overlooking Boston Harbor for the first time, there were only seventy lighthouses in existence in the whole world.