What did 2 lanterns in the church represent?
It was a reference to the secret signal orchestrated by Revere during his historic ride from Boston to Concord on the verge of American Revolutionary War. The two lanterns were meant as the message that the British forces left from Boston Common, which then bordered the Charles River, and rowed over to Cambridge.
Where were the warning lanterns hung?
Late in the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere got word that the British were about to set out on a raid of the Provincial Congress’ military supplies stockpiled in Concord. He ordered fellow Patriots to set two lighted lanterns in the belfry of Boston’s Christ Church (Old North Church).
How long did Robert Newman and John pulling Jr hold the lanterns up at the top of Old North Church steeple?
At that time the Old North was the tallest building standing in Boston and Newman and Pulling believed to have climbed 154 steps that lead to the foot of the steeple. They then climbed the ladder to the topmost window of the steeple facing north to Charlestown and held lanterns out of the window for just few minutes.