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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