Homeward Bound by Peter Ellenshaw #2146


“Built in 1716, this lighthouse in Boston Harbor was the earliest one built in the New

World and the first erected in the United States. Originally, candles and whale oil

provided the illumination that guided sailors into the safety of this harbor, signaling

their journey's end. Severely damaged by the British during the American

revolution, this lighthouse was virtually rebuilt from the ground up in 1783. The

restoration included a fourteen-foot addition, raising the tower 89 feet above the


– Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007)