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Portland Headlight
Photo By Tom Jarvais

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Photographer: Tom Jarvais

Photo Details

  • Title: Portland Headlight
  • State/Province/Region (required): Maine
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • Description: George Washington engaged two masons from the town of Portland in 1787, while Maine was still part of the colony of Massachusetts, and instructed them to take charge of the construction of a lighthouse on Portland Head. They were Jonathan Bryant and John Nichols. George Washington reminded them that the colonial Government was poor and that the materials used to build the lighthouse should be taken from the fields and shores. The tower was completed during the year 1790 and first lighted January 10, 1791.
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Gear: Nikon D70

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