Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light

The sun reflects off of Portland Head Light on a bright winter day.
Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
WGS-84 (GPS)
43°37′23″N, 70°12′28″W
Year first lit: 1791
Automated: 1989
Foundation: Natural emplaced
Construction: Rubble stone with brick lining
Tower shape: conical
Markings/Pattern: White with black trim
Height: 30.8 m (101 feet)
Original lens: Fourth order Fresnel lens, 1855
Range: 24 nm
Characteristic: Flashing white 4s. Lighted throughout 24 hours. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. HORN: 1 blast ev 15s (2s bl).

Old Lamp

Image © Jack Kennealy

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