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Maine Lighthouse Directory
Casco Bay Region

Guarding the entrance to Casco Bay and the surrounding islands, the lighthouses of the Greater Portland area continue to be valuable guides to navigation. This area includes Portland Head Light, perhaps one of the most famous and frequently photogaphed lighthouses in America.

Casco Bay Lighthouse Regional Map

Maine Lighthouse Directory - Casco Bay Region
Casco Bay Lighthouse Region

Primary Lighthouses of Casco Bay Region

Spring Point Ledge

Spring Point

 Standing adjacent to the Old Fort Prebble, Spring Point Ledge is still an active and important navigation beacon. Built in 1897 with a fifth-order lens, it initially stood 300 yards offshore. In 1950 is was moved to the end of a man-made breakwater.

Bug Light
Bug Light
 Modeled after the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates of ancient Athens, Portland Breakwater, also known as "Bug Light" was erected in 1875. The lights fourth-order fresnel lens with a red beam has since been removed.

Ram Island Ledge
Ram Island
 Built in 1905 on a narrow ledge of rocks, that threatened the entrance to Portland Harbor, Ram Island Ledge overlooks this entrance. The 72 foot structue was made from 699 4-ton granite blocks mined, cut and numbered from a local quarry in Vinalhaven.

Portland Head Light
Portland Head
 Portland Head is an isolated spot along the Maine coast where it is rumored that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his famous poem "The Lighthouse". Built expensively with light rubblestone and lime, Portland Head was a 72 foot tower that first shone its light in January of 1791.

Two Lights
Two Lights
 Originally built in 1828, Cape Elizabeth initially had two light towers - thus the name "Two Lights". By 1874 the original stone towers were rebuilt using cast iron and fitted with a second order fresnel lenses. Today, Cape Elizabeth's single tower shines the most powerful light in Maine.

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