Monday, August 7, 2017

Mid Coast Maine Lighthouses

Three Mid Coast Maine Lighthouses

In the 1800's the mid coast of Maine was a thriving economy for limestone, ship building and fishing.  The harbors in the area were bustling with business and a need for lighthouses arose.

On a visit in June 2017 we stopped at three of these lighthouses.

Marshall Point Lighthouse

In the photo at the top you see Marshall Point Lighthouse which stands in the harbor near the town of Port Clyde.  It is a very picturesque lighthouse and was fun to visit and photograph.  The long gangplank leading up to the lighthouse was seen in the movie Forest Gump.  You can read more about the lighthouse and Port Clyde in this article Review of Port Clyde

Owls Head Lighthouse

Owls Head lighthouse is located at the eastern edge of Rockland Harbor.  It sits high on a bluff and is a rather short, squatty looking lighthouse.  Stop by the article on Review This to read more about Owls Head Lighthouse.

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

The third lighthouse we visited was Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.  It sits at the end of a 7/8  mile long granite breakwater that guards Rockland harbor.  This lighthouse is 25 feet tall and was first placed in service in 1902.  It still serves as a US Coast Guard navigational aid.

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