For Boston Harbor Island buffs, it may very well be a dream come true: The Graves Lighthouse, located on The Graves—the harbor’s outermost island—is up for auction!
Graves Light is taller and more powerful than its better-known counterpart, Boston Light, which perhaps makes it more imposing thanks to the eerie fog that often surrounds it. The vast number of shipwrecks that have occurred in the island’s rocky edges throughout the centuries only adds to the menacing feel. Should you buy Graves Light, be prepared to scale the 40-foot ladder that leads from the base of the lighthouse to its entrance. The belly of the lighthouse contains storage space, a kitchen, bedroom, and library.
For more on The Graves and the other Boston Harbor Islands, be sure to download our new smartphone app based on UPP author Christopher Klein’s book Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands. The new app is meant to be a mobile guide to the Boston Harbor Islands, whether you are a ferry-riding day-tripper, a kayaking overnight camper, or a pleasure boat cruiser. The app offers fun facts, history, and logistics for getting to the islands, and will soon be home to fresh information about events, ideas for exploring, and fascinating stories about the islands.