Growing up at Boston Light: A special and spooky childhood

Although none of the many written histories of Boston Light mention the presence of a ghost, one keeper’s daughter has a different tale to tell. It’s just one of a treasure chest full of childhood memories for Joanne LaVigne Schroer who lived at the 300-year-old light with her family when she was a toddler.


Honor, Respect Devotion to Duty: Sally Snowman – keeper of America’s first light

America’s first lighthouse, Boston Light, is the only Coast Guard-manned lighthouse in the country. At 300 years old, it takes a special group of people to keep the light shining. Guiding a group of 32 assistant keepers is Coast Guard Auxiliarist Sally Snowman, the keeper of Boston Light.


Legacy of Light: Boston Light marks 300th anniversary

When the Boston Lighthouse was first lit 300 years ago today, sailors called on New England ports in wooden ships, pirates roamed the Atlantic Coast and the 13 colonies were under the British crown. Today the light still guides mariners safely home and helps keep America’s economy on course.


Station Boston holds security zones in the Boston Harbor

Shipmate of the Week – LTJG Alicia Flanagan

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the City of Boston was viciously attacked when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line. In response to this tragic event, Sector Boston surged Coast Guard resources to protect Boston Harbor from any additional attacks. Maritime Safety and Security Team Boston supported security efforts with vigor and resolve. Lt. j.g. Alicia Flanagan responded in the aftermath as MSST Boston’s deployable team leader.