Old Scituate Lighthouse

Old Scituate Lighthouse (HMFJC)

Location: Scituate, MA 02066 Plymouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.296', W 70° 42.969'

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During the year 1810 the U. S. Congress voted [$]4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate harbor. During the War of 1812 Abigail and Rebecca Bates, young daughters of the lighthouse keeper, prevented a British naval force from sacking the town by playing a fife and beating a drum. They have gone down in history as "the army of two" and their courageous act has been recorded in many textbooks and story books.
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HM NumberHMFJC
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByScituate Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 358327 N 4673955
Decimal Degrees42.20493333, -70.71615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.296', W 70° 42.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 17.76" N, 70° 42' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 85-99 Lighthouse Rd, Scituate MA 02066, US
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