I recently saw a pic of this lighthouse by Quiltmaker, (a beautiful and totally different view), and it reminded me of this pic that I had….this lighthouse can be seen from Portland Headlight and the grounds surrounding it.

“Construction began on May 1, 1903 and was completed in 1905. It is a twin of the Graves Light off Boston. The lighthouse was built of granite quarried from Vinalhaven, Maine. The lighthouse originally included a third-order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was electrified in 1958, and then automated in 1959. The light was converted to solar power in January 2001. The Ram Island Ledge Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Ram Island Ledge Light Station on March 14, 1988, reference number 880001573.

In July 2010, Ram Island Ledge Light was put up for sale to the general public. The minimum bid was $10,000.4 The property had initially been made available at no charge to other government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations, but no interest was shown, so bids were opened to the general public. The winning bid, $190,000, came from a Windham surgeon". (Wikipedia)

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  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 3 years ago

    great shot Mary

  • Thanks, Dave!

    – MaryinMaine

  • quiltmaker
    quiltmakeralmost 3 years ago

    This is a very beautiful picture. I know this light house is quite a way off shore. You have gotten great detail on it.

  • Thanks, Betty! I like this lighthouse a lot, and have several shots of it. This one is my favorite.

    – MaryinMaine

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Mary

  • Thanks so much, Polly! Glad you like it!

    – MaryinMaine

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice!!

  • Thanks, Brian – I like this light a lot!

    – MaryinMaine

  • Timothy Gass
    Timothy Gassalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot.

  • Thanks – one of my favorite ones to shoot!

    – MaryinMaine

  • John Beamish
    John Beamishalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot, a lone sentinel against the rages of the sea.

  • Thank you again!

    – MaryinMaine

  • MagicGarden
    MagicGardenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot, love the story.

  • Thank you very much! One of my favorite lighthouses.

    – MaryinMaine

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!!!!

  • Thanks so much, Monica! I really appreciate it!

    – MaryinMaine

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work, my friend!

  • Wow – Thank you so much, Monica!

    – MaryinMaine

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous work… Congratulations placed in the Top Ten!!!
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  • So very cool! Thanks so much to all who voted for my lighthouse pic!

    – MaryinMaine

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