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Rockport takes stewardship of historic lighthouse

Helps to ensure preservation of maritime legacy

The Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse (in the foreground) was built in 1835. Behind it, the twin lighthouses on Thacher Island, which were erected in 1771. The Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse (in the foreground) was built in 1835. Behind it, the twin lighthouses on Thacher Island, which were erected in 1771. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / July 17, 2009

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In a decision fit for a community with lighthouses on its town seal, Rockport and the Thacher Island Association will take over control of a historic lighthouse on Straitsmouth Island, adding to their collection of majestic beacons along the North Shore coast. (Full article: 486 words)

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