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Massachusetts / Black Rocks Daybeacon 10
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Ben Butler's Toothpick daymark This old navigational daymark on Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, is known as Ben Butler's Toothpick; it's real name is the Black Rock Beacon. Ben Butler (1818-93) was a general in the Civil War and later a congressman and governor of Massachusetts. He loved sailing and lived in Newburyport for a while, and it's said that it was influence as a congressman that led to the building of the marker.
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Album name:mitko / Northeast coast of US
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Daymark
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Pyramid on granite foundation, on outer rock of ledge.
Coordinates (in any format):42 49.2324 N 70 49.6148 W
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Date added:Jan 10, 2016
Keywords:Massachusetts ; Newburyport ; Atlantic ocean ; United States
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