Minots Ledge Light

"Cohasset, Massachusetts"


Built: 1860
Automated: 1947

"Originally built as an iron pile lighthouse in 1850, that first tower was downed by a storm in 1851. For the next nine years a lightship guarded the dangerous reefs around Minots Ledge. This present tower stands 97 feet tall and is built of granite blocks laid on top of foundation stones weighing two tons each. It is also known as the 'lovers light' because its one-four-three rhythmic flashes remind the romantically inclined of the words 'I Love You'."



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