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General Court, Province of Massachusetts Bay
An Act for Building and Maintaining a Lighthouse upon the Great Brewster (called Beacon Island) at the Entrance of the Harbour of Boston
Folio sheet, printed both sides. “Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesties Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England... the Twenty-fifth of May, 1715...” The act calls for a lighthouse on the southern tip of Great Brewster, to be lit from sundown to sunup. Great Brewster was selected because, unlike the other low-lying islands in the area, it is a drumlin, rising about 100 feet above sea level, and thus insuring a good view of the light. The project was to be financed by a duty of one penny per ton upon vessels using the harbor. The act primarily concerns itself with defining who is subject to the duty, but the final paragraph spells out the duties of the lighthouse keeper, and the penalties for neglect of his job. Removed from larger volume, but complete. Pinhole in right margin, else excellent condition. A foundation document in the history of American light houses.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.
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