Portland Head Light Lighthouse in Maine: The Lowdown

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No trip to Maine would be complete without a visit to a Lighthouse.

 

Check out this one: The Portland Head Light Lighthouse. It’s one of more than 60 lighthouses scattered along Maine’s coastline. The lighthouse is located in Fort Williams Park in the town of Cape Elizabeth, just outside Portland.
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According to a plaque on the grounds, George Washington Commissioned the Lighthouse. It was the first lighthouse completed and put into service by the Federal government under the Lighthouse Act of 1789.
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There is no cost for admission to the park though donations are appreciated.  The US Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse beacon.
There’s a small Museum on the grounds with nominal admission: $2 for adults.
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It’s beautifully sited. Behind the lighthouse you can get an up-close look at the state’s craggy coastline. 
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If you get hungry, you can buy a lobster roll from a food truck parked by the Lighthouse. 
Or, you can buy some gelato. 
That’s the Lowdown!
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