Our mission is the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of both The Plymouth Light Station ("Gurnet Light") and Duxbury Pier Light ("Bug Light"). We are a non-profit organization that encourages public awareness and support of these unique historic monuments to our nautical past.
Comprised of Plymouth Light (aka "Gurnet Light), a Keeper’s cottage and Fort Andrew, Plymouth Light Station is located 3.8 nautical miles Northeast of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Gurnet Light was first built in 1768 and in 1790 became home to the first woman lighthouse-keeper.
Duxbury Pier Light – also known as Bug Light – is located on the channel that leads to Plymouth, Kingston, and Duxbury (Massachusetts) harbors. It was first lit on September 15, 1871 to protect mariners from the dangerous shoal off Saquish Head.
PG&BL’s meetings are held monthly and all are welcome!
If you are interested in joining us at a meeting, please email us for more information about scheduling and venue, as this can vary from month to month.
Hannah Thomas Honored
On April 13, 2019, Project Gurnet and Bug Lights Inc. honored Hannah Thomas as America’s first female lighthouse keeper by organizing a ceremony and placing a U.S. Lighthouse Service Marker at her grave site in the Old Burying Ground in Kingston. [READ MORE]
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