Coast Guard transfers management of Long Island Head Light to National Park Service

BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard officials handed over the management of Long Island Head Light to the National Park Service in a ceremony on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Lighthouses have become vestiges of maritime culture. GPS devices and other navigational equipment have become stand-ins for the towering beacons and the position of lighthouses has ultimately transitioned to being historical landmarks. Transferring...