Where was the first lighthouse in the U.S. located?

Here is the question :

WHERE WAS THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN THE U.S. LOCATED?


Here is the option for the question :

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Portland, Maine
  • Annapolis, Maryland

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Boston, Massachusetts

Explanation:

[STC00218] Boston is the site of a number of firsts in American history, including the construction of the very first lighthouse in the nation.

The lighthouse was first constructed in 1716 and may be found on Little Brewster Island.

Two years after the lighthouse was constructed, its first keeper, together with his wife and daughter, tragically drowned upon returning to the island where it was built.

The British were responsible for the destruction of the first lighthouse, which led to its reconstruction in 1784.

The Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey was established in 1764, making it the oldest lighthouse in the United States that is still in operation today (it has never been demolished and rebuilt).

It is very clear that New England has a monopoly on lighthouses.