September 14, 2013

Portland Head Light - surroundings

The rocky ledge runs far out into the sea
And on its outer point, some miles away,
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.
                                                      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Lighthouse"

Mr. Longfellow wrote this poem in 1850.  
He spent much time at the Portland Headlight
so it's believed this is where he was influenced to 
write the poem.

1886 0r 2013?

Ole Litte Annie was a ship that met its demises here against the rocks.
The Lighthouse keeper and his family help to save all on board.

One of several lighthouses seen from The Portland Headlight.
Two more lighthouses seen from The Portland Headlight

Rocky Cliffs

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