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In the small coastal community of Scituate, recreational activities like fishing and kayaking are popular, as are the community's five beaches: Egypt, Humarock, Minot, Peggotty and Sand Hills.
The town, incorporated in 1636, boasts several historical landmarks, the most well-known being the 1811 Scituate Lighthouse, 100 Lighthouse Rd. During the War of 1812, with their father away, the two young daughters of the lighthouse keeper took fife and drum and frightened away a British raiding party that had come ashore. Assuming they were hearing the sound of the approaching town militia, the enemy soldiers retreated. Although the lighthouse tower is only open occasionally for special events, the grounds are open year-round.

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