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Point Alderton, Boston Harbor

Item Information

Title:
Point Alderton, Boston Harbor
Description:
"This is a high bluff or point of land, situated at the outermost part of Boston harbor, about nine miles from the city. The light-house seen in our picture is the Boston outer light, and between it and Point Alderton is the entrance to the harbor. The land to the left slopes till it forms Nantasket Beach. The high cliff behind the light-house is part of the Great Brewster. Point Alderton is a high cliff, nearly perpendicular, the summit of which affords paturage for sheep and cows."
Date:
1854
Format:
Prints
Genre:
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC002: Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Subjects:
harbors
cliffs
sailing vessels
pastures
lighthouses
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Extent:
1 newspaper engraving
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes:
Gift of Capt. Wm. B. Clarke, 1922
Identifier:
198444
Call #:
GC002.01.MA.2250.002