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Portland


Maine

Lighthouses in the Greater Portland, Maine, area

Cape Elizabeth Light

Built in 1828 and replaced in 1874, this 67-foot white cast-iron tower still aids navigation in Casco Bay. Best viewed from the parking lot of Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth.

Cape Elizabeth West

Sister peak to Cape Elizabeth Light. Built in 1828 and replaced in 1874, the 27-foot cast-iron tower was deactivated in 1924 and is now privately owned.

Halfway Rock Light

Built in 1871 and located between Portland Head Light and Seguin Light in Georgetown, this 77-foot granite tower can be seen from either Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth or the end of Rt. 24, Bailey Island, Harpswell.

Portland Head Light

Commissioned in 1791 by President George Washington, this 80-foot tower is the beacon at the entrance to Portland Harbor, and features a museum chronicling its history, located in the former lighthouse keepers’ quarters. In Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth.

Portland Breakwater “Bug” Light

Located in South Portland on the west side of Portland Harbor’s main channel. Built in 1855 and deactivated in 1942, the 20-foot cylindrical tower sits atop an octagonal pier. Grounds, open to the public, include a shoreline walkway and playing field.

Ram Island Ledge Light

Seventy-seven foot gray granite conical tower at the north side of Portland Harbor. Built in 1905 and still an active navigational aid, the lighthouse is only accessible by boat and is not open to the public.

Spring Point Light

The 54-foot cylindrical tower, built in 1897, sits on the west side of the main channel of Portland Harbor in South Portland. Portland Harbor Museum, on the shore adjacent to the breakwater, features lighthouse and other maritime exhibits.

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