Maine, the word means a lot of things because it’s not one of the smaller states.
Lighthouses and sea coastal living, lobsters are a few of the images most think of when the word Maine comes up in conversation.
In 1787, the Massachusetts legislature allocated $750 to begin construction of a The Portland Head lighthouse. In 1790, the United States Government took over control of all lighthouses. Congress allocated $1,500 for its completion.
The original Portland Head lighthouse tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck. Light provideded by 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791.
In 1790, the Portland Head Light construction of the first Keeper’s Quarters began in 1790. Massachusetts Governor John Hancock signed the contract to begin the work.
Maine became a state in 1820.
A single story residence built to replace the first keeper’s house in 1816. The size was 34′ x 20′ with two rooms, a cellar and a porch in the rear.
Maine Lighthouse Video, Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth ME
Cape Elizabeth, Maine. For more information call (207) 799-2661.
Maine has over 60 coastal lighthouses. Another pretty special pretty lady that caught MeInMaine author Andrew Mooers’ eye is the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec ME in Washington County. Come see what you are missing whenever you are not in Maine. Wake up, start dreaming in blue and green in Maine.
Explore, Discover Maine and all that it offers any age traveller, vacationer for outdoor recreational fun. Pack a picnic lunch. Bring your imagination and plan to do some hiking, to get some exercise.