Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lighthouses I came across in Maine

Goat Island Light
Goat Island Light off Cape Porpoise near Kennebunkport, Maine

Cape Elizabeth Light
Cape Elizabeth Light

I left off last year in this blog with our trip to Old Orchard Beach. During that trip I managed to visit a few light houses in the area. The Goat Island Light off Cape Porpoise, was just a bit too far way for my longest reach - 200 mm. But at least I did record seeing it.

Cape Elizabeth Light
      Cape Elizabeth Light

There are actually two lighthouses on Cape Elizabeth. But one of them is now a private dwelling and not accessible to the public.
There is a restaurant and an adorable souvenir shop near the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse. If you ever have the chance, you must stop and check out the many interesting and unique gifts and souvenirs that can be found in that little shop.

Goat Island Light
Portland Head Light with Ram Island Ledge Light
in distance, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth

One of the prettiest lighthouses we came across was the Portland Head Lighthouse, also located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The sun had been playing tag most of the day, so the challenge was trying to grab a shot with the light shining on the lighthouse, but not so that it caused the whites to blow.

If you looked out into Casco Bay, you could see the Ram Island Ledge light. It was also a bit too far away for my 200 mm reach.

Ram Island Ledge Light
Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay, Portland

The last lighthouses we saw were in Portland harbour -- the Portland Breakwater (or "Bug") light and the Spring Point Light.
Portland Breakwater Light
Portland Breakwater "Bug" Light, Portland, Maine

Spring Point Light
Spring Point Light, Portland, Maine

Thanks for coming along on our Old Orchard trip. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Other photos taken on the trip can be seen in my Trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine - October 2008 gallery.

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  1. These are so pretty! And I love the slideshow you have up in the corner there! Very cool.