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25210. (research – photographs) Boston Lighthouse c.1960.

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25210. (research – photographs) Boston Lighthouse c.1960.

25210. (research – photographs) Boston Lighthouse c.1960. Package of information and research accumulation was compiled by Robert E. Wilson in 1965 for an article in the Worcester Telegram/ Evening Gazette, Parade supplement on the history and pending designation of Boston Lighthouse as a National Historic Landmark. Four official 8”x10” b/w Coast Guard photographs include: photo of Keeper’s houses taken from the light tower including the “Big House”, which was torn down in 1959,. 2 photos picturing entire island and structures, and a photo of Rear Admiral James A. Alger, Jr., Commander, First Coast Guard District with Osborne Earle Hallett, Keeper of Nobska Point Lighthouse and former Keeper of Boston Light, and Boatswain’s Mate First Class Mike Mikelonis, Officer in Charge of Boston Light. Lot also includes some newspaper articles, letters and press releases from the Department of the Interior on the subject of the designation of Boston Lighthouse as a National Historic Land mark as well as nine pages of the writer’s notes on the history of the light station. Also included are two US Coast Guard pamphlets: COAST GUARD HISTORY CG-213, 1958. 32p.; US COAST GUARD – A Study of its Origin, Responsibilities, Relationships and Direction. 1963. 41p. An interesting, informative lot. (VG+). $58.