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Portsmouth harbor lighthouse stairs 2

Interior steps of the Portsmouth Harbor Light, the only mainland lighthouse on New Hampshire's 18-mile seacoast.


It was the first light station established at a military installation of the British colonies of the present United States, the 10th of 11 light stations established in the colonies before the American Revolution, and the first lighthouse in the American colonies north of Boston. A lantern on a mast had been proposed at first but was deemed "impracticable."

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Taken on September 19, 2010