Boon Island Light in Boon Island, Maine

Six miles off the shore of York, Maine, lies a small pile of desolate rocks, usually inhabited only by sea birds and occasional colonies of seals. Known as Boon Island, this rocky outcropping is home to New England's tallest lighthouse, Boon Island Light, which stands 133 foot tall and makes the tiny shoal identifiable for miles. 

Before the light was built in 1855, however, Boon Island was notoriously dangerous for ships. Most famously, the British merchant...

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