Minot's Ledge Lighthouse swept away in a storm

The iron pile Minot's Ledge Lighthouse on the Massachusetts coast was swept away in a storm, less than seventeen months after its completion.  Two young assistant keepers were lost. It was replaced by a stone lighthouse that opened in 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 353.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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