This was the first lighthouse in North America, built to help guide ships into Boston harbour at night. Of course, this made it a prime target for the revolutionaries during the siege of Boston. They attacked and burned the building. When the British began to repair it, they returned and burned it again.
Of course, the British did them one better - when they left Boston harbour in 1776, they blew up the entire lighthouse behind them. It was a very confusing time to be a lighthouse fan. Do I like them? I felt the same way about light jazz.
A new lighthouse was built in 1783, so it persists and survives, despite all efforts to destroy it.
Much like light jazz.