MOVED Dear Island Light Boston Harbor reef lighthouse sparkplug Vintage Postcard

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller txtres_4 (1,229) 100%, Location: San Antonio, Texas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153126681207 NOTICE: This card shows the lighthouse in its original spot BEFORE it was moved to a different location. Front:Dear Island Light, Boston Harbor. Back:No. 7337. Pub by Robbins Bros., Boston, Mass.Made in Germany Exact measurements: 13.9x8.8 centimeters = 5.47x3.46 inches. Scroll down for more card background information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROCEDURE AND SHIPPING Photos scanned at 600 dpi, zoom in to see detail. Actual item for sale is shown in photos. Colored edge around photos is my photo mat, not the card. We understand that these are important parts of your collection, and we take extra steps to protect your purchase. All postcards are placed in archival quality protective sleeves. The plastic protected postcards are then placed in a rigid photo mailer to prevent crushing. Finally, the rigid mailer is placed inside a padded bubble mailer. We ship postcards via USPS First Class with tracking. This adds a layer of protection for us both. (If you have issues with USPS in your area and need a different method, please let us know before paying.) If you purchase multiple cards, we combine shipping so you only have one shipping charge. If you see a second shipping charge in your cart, please contact us before you pay so we can fix it. The information on this listing is provided to the best of our ability. If you encounter errors, please let us know. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD BACKGROUND INFORMATION Deer Island Light is a lighthouse in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts. The actual light is 53 feet (16 m) above Mean High Water. Its alternating white and red light is visible for 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi). The light is at the end of a reef that extends about 1,500 feet (460 m) south from Deer Island. The location first had a stone beacon in 1832. The first light, a sparkplug type light, was lit in 1890. It cost about $50,000. It included a three story dwelling, a veranda with boat davits, and a circular parapet. The water supply was a cistern in the base of the structure. A spiral staircase ran from the cellar to the top floor. It had a fixed white light, which was changed to flashing red every thirty seconds and then to the present alternating red and white flashes. The old light gradually deteriorated and was replaced in 1982 by a white fiberglass tower. The white tower raised complaints because it blended in with the background and was hard to see, so the Coast Guard moved it to Great Point Light, Nantucket, as a temporary replacement when that tower was destroyed by a storm in March 1984. A brown fiberglass tower was installed immediately thereafter. While the Spark plug light was interesting, it was much more expensive to maintain than the fiberglass structure. Imported from England, the pole light was the first of its kind in the United States. Between October 2015 and May 2016, the brown tower was dismantled and the light was moved about 100 feet (30 m) south of its previous foundation structure. The new light uses LED technology and sits on a steel skeletal tower, atop four piles. Like other lights in Boston Harbor, the automatic fog signal has been replaced by a Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS) which can be activated by nearby mariners by tuning their marine VHF radio to channel 83A (157.17 5Mhz) and keying the transmitter five times consecutively. LocationBoston HarborCoordinates: 42°20′22.43″N 70°57′16.29″WYear first lit1890, current structure 2016Automated1960ConstructionSkeletal structure on pilesFocal height53 feet (16 m)Range9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)CharacteristicAlt WR 10sFog signalOriginal: Bellcurrent: HORN 1 every 10sAdmiralty numberJ0324ARLHS numberUSA-1096USCG number1-10795 *Background information gathered from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Condition: Used, Condition: As shown in photos. Hover or Click to zoom. Colored edge around image is my photo mat., Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany, Type: Printed (Lithograph), City/Region: Boston, Postage Condition: Unposted, Era: Divided Back (c. 1907-1915)

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