What th­ese lighthouses of­fer – what only a thou­sand tons of gran­ite can of­fer – is the cer­tainty of a warn­ing when you need it

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the su­per­sti­tious in you and there are sto­ries of ghosts and eerie lights and ethe­real mu­sic heard by the stone­ma­sons. There is myth in the stones.

Stand­ing in the boat as we cir­cle the Bell, Nan­col­las says there is also a pos­i­tive power in the tons of gran­ite. A rock light­house, he says, is a sym­bol of tol­er­ance and al­tru­ism, of as­sis­tance made avail­able to those in need re­gard­less of their na­tion­al­ity. It is also

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