Light Station Boston, Massachusetts
Light Station Boston, Massachusetts Original caption reads: "COAST GUARD'S OLD AND NEW IN PROTECTION: In its constant vigil over life and property, the Coast Guard employs a wide variety of ships, planes and aids to navigation. Here, the newest of these devices -- The Helicopter-hovers over one of the oldest -- Boston Lighthouse, which has stood at the present site since 1716 as a sentinel of safety to ships moving along the New England coastline. Helicopters have proved effective in rescuing stranded survivors in isolated areas where plane landings are impossible."; photo dated 29 July 1945; Photo No. 4766; photographer unknown.