Our first lighthouse of the day was the Portland Breakwater known locally as the "Bug". It was built in 1875. At 27 feet in height it is much shorter than most lighthouses. There is also a memorial to the Liberty ships of WWII which were built right here in Portland. I remember we had a mothballed fleet of Liberty ships anchored in Beaumont at one time. I think they have all been sold for scrap metal.
The next lighthouse of the day was the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse. It was built in 1876. It is 54 feet in height. I spotted Mary Alice, taking some pictures with her Sony. I was pleased about that!
|MA's photo of the Portland Head Light lighthouse...not bad honey!|
Our last stop was the Portland Head lighthouse in old Fort Williams. This is the area's most recognized landmark and the most photographed lighthouse in the USA. It sits on a a great rocky coast that provided a great backdrop to the photograph.
We returned to the ship, had lunch and enjoyed the rest of the day.