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Gayhead lightouse on Martha's Vineyard...



Item # 648443

June 6, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799

* Gay Head Lighthouse
* Martha's Vineyard


Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."
But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Light House to be Erected at Gayhead, on the Island of Martha's Vineyard...". This is a very historic lighthouse, still standing, and the text is extremely specific on how it is to be build, which corresponds with the information on Wikipedia (see). Also of interest is a brief item at the bottom of pg. 3 which lists the "Board of Health, Committee for this Week" which includes: "Paul Revere, Esq." among the three.
Four pages, scattered foxing & damp staining, archivally rejoined at the spine.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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