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August 7, 1789

October 16, 2015 - 08:14 -- asteblein
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9th Act of the First Congress establishes the LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE. This is the first non-revenue responsibility assigned to Collectors of Customs, which was tasked with the design, construction, staffing and management of lighthouses in their Customs districts.

Dates: 
Thursday, August 6, 1789 - 19:00
Media Image: 
Cedar Point Lighthouse Nantucket Mass., built in 1818
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Cedar Point Lighthouse Nantucket Mass., built in 1818.