Lighthouses | Mid-Coastal Maine

The links to the images were broken in this previously published post. If you visited before, thank you. If this is your first time, enjoy.

The lighthouse at Marshall Point gives a flavor of the Maine coast experience. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and cool temps when this picture was taken. Two days later, the weather changed and dropped 5″ of rain. Down the coast in Portland they had 7 or 8″. This day was ideal.

Turn around and look back at the keeper’s house. It is a perfect and iconic building at the end of the walkway.

Turn left to catch a view of some boats in the Port Clyde harbor.

Next is the Owls Head lighthouse maintained by the Coast Guard.

Enter and climb up the ladder to see the interior and the old light.

It houses a classic Fresnel lensed light. For a sense of scale, this image is about 3 feet tall.

Not far is the breakwater at Rockland harbor. This structure provides calmed waters for the harbor. The huge granite blocks are fun to walk along.

Just before venturing out on the breakwater, this lovely rose showed in stark contrast to the heavy blocks of granite.


13 thoughts on “Lighthouses | Mid-Coastal Maine

  1. The Maine coast is so different from North Florida. Beautiful. Our local lighthouse just had its fresnel lens refurbished.

  2. Thanks for this virtual tour Jim, and for explaining that lighthouses have them. I didn’t know. I did first learned about them when I needed long-range flash; a thin sheet that is used as an attachment on an external flash unit. I don’t use it that often any more, however. I found it was most useful when going to a zoo because the Bengal Tigers, for example, were about 30-50 feet away from me, so the Fresnel adapter did a great job as a fill-in flash on a sunny day. The rose you photographed is stunning.

  3. Nice. We love Maine – our favorite vacation place in the world. I read that all the lighthouses in the U.S., and in most of the world for that matter, are now automated. Makes the preserved ones all the more precious.

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