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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the Portland Head Light






The Portland Head Light has been a beacon on the coast of Maine near Portland since 1791.  It is the oldest lighthouse on the coast of Maine and is located on Cape Elizabeth.




This is the craggy and rocky coastline around Portland which can be seen in the distance.




The current keeper's house was built in 1891.




The lighthouse itself has been heightened and shortened several times over it's history.




It was extremely windy {I was holding my hair down!} that day although it was quite warm away from the water.  There were lots of people and children about the site enjoying the beautiful day.




My sweet Murray, the piano man.  :)





You can see why a lighthouse is needed along this coast.
There are many islands in the harbour area as well.

The notice below is painted on a rock face in front of the lighthouse.  Someone took great care and effort to climb out there and paint this on the rock!



I'm so glad we could visit this historic lighthouse that day.  
It was a postcard picture perfect day!





If you ever go to Portland, Maine to shop be sure to take this little side trip and visit the Portland Head Light.  It's worth it.


Thanks for visiting and all your sweet comments.

My next post will be about a visit to Old Orchard Beach.
And no, we didn't go swimming!!


Blessings,

Pamela

21 comments:

  1. Oh my, what beautiful photos, Pam. It is simply picturesque, that lighthouse! Hubby and I were down that way on our honeymoon but we were not near the coastline because we were heading for New Hampshire. And aren't you cute holding your hair down. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. Sounds and looks like a site to see. Great photos of you and the Piano Man . . . and how did he get his name?

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  3. What a corker of a day to visit the Head Light. Looks as if you arrived at low tide. Sometimes the action at high tide makes for dramatic picture taking. You'll just have to come back some fine day for that! Looking forward to the OOB post. That's a place that we drive past without stopping so I want to see what we're missing.

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  4. Look how cute you both are! I love seeing your photos and this marvelous place, too! It looks perfect for a painter to paint this scene! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs!

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  5. you are too cute. gorgeous views. i need to get back there. such a gorgeous location. ( :

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  6. I could live in that charmer of a house in a second.

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  7. Beautiful photos, Pamela, you have an artists eye. A light house is such a picturesque subject and that's a particularly lovely one.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  8. Loved seeing your photos of the lighthouse, Pam. Made me want to dig mine out from the archives. I have a picture of that rock too. Someone is going to have to go out there again soon and repaint it.
    I am anxious to see you photos of Old Orchard Beach. I wonder if I was there too. It sounds familiar, but I can't remember.

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  9. I really like lighthouses almost as much as bridges, this lighthouse has everything. They are usually in wild and windy places, this one has everything going for it even a comfortable house and it's beautiful. Most of ours are unmaned so they are all automatic a pity I have always wanted to be a lighthouse keeper or build bridges.
    These are great pictures.
    Merle.....

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  10. Wow - great shots - I just love lighthouses.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Pamela! The first one should absolutely be made in t a note card ..it is fabulous!

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  12. Your pictures all could be postcards!

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  13. This area looks so beautiful and interesting to visit! I love lighthouses, but have never seen one in person. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!

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  14. Great shots of this fabulous lighthouse Pamela. Forget the hair, look at your sweet smile!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Morning Pamela, what great photographs and you and Murray look wonderful!! I wonder if there is any connection to the Portland Bill Lighthouse in Dorset? http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouses/lighthouse_list/portland_bill.html
    Is it open for the public to visit?

    Looks like you had a great weekend with your piano man, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  16. Love this lighthouse! The first shot is just gorgeous! Great shots!

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  17. The lighthouse and home are in great condition and the view really is note card worthy. Nice photos of you and hubby Pamela.
    Judith

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  18. I do love lighthouses. The rocky shores on this coast mean there a lot of them here, too. But I've never seen such a charming keeper's home. Beautiful! Love seeing the photos of you and your husband, Pamela.

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  19. Gorgeous lighthouse! Too bad it was so windy but at least the temperature was warm.

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  20. So beautiful. I'm putting it on 'the list'.

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