Today we can check our first lighthouse off of our Summer Lighthouse challange.
In the center of it all is the Concord Point Lighthouse.
Not only were real happy to find the first lighthouse on our list..
We were super excited when the keeper asked us if we wanted to go inside.
Up we went..
First.. the stairs
Then.. a little ladder to the top.
Through the trap door..
■30-foot tower painted white with metal lantern painted black
■Tower walls are 3 feet thick at the base, 18 inches at the top
■27 granite steps, 8-rung iron ladder to lantern
■Original tongue and groove mahogany door and lock
■First keeper was John O'Neill, hero of the War of 1812
■Automated in 1920
■Decommissioned in 1975- Oldest light in continuous service at the time of decommissioning
■Keeper's Dwelling built in 1827 of local granite