Category Archives: Maine

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Here’s a lighthouse just outside of the main downtown area of Portland, Maine. A cheap way to get to the lighthouse from downtown is to catch the public bus to Southern Maine Community College and then it’s a short walk to the lighthouse.

Interesting fact: I heard that Bruce Springsteen records in Portland and when he does you can sometimes catch at impromptu gigs at local coffee shops. I haven’t verified this personally but my source, a long time resident and tour bus driver, seemed pretty legit.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

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Lunch Stop

There’s a very nice park above the Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine where I stopped for a lunch break. It was pretty windy but it was cool to watch the sail boats go by. Just beyond the sailboat on the left is another lighthouse way out there. It looked old but I was kind of far and I didn’t feel up for swimming out there so it was hard to tell.

Lunch Stop

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Portland Head Lighthouse

This sweet lighthouse is in Portland, Maine. I had to do a lot of walking to get there while I was visiting Portland. I didn’t have a rental car so my wife, daughter, and I caught a bus from the downtown area to Southern Maine Community College which is close to two other lighthouses (Bug Lighthouse and Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse). From there it was pretty long walk. I guess I could have got a taxi but I’m too cheap and we did get to see some cool New England houses and neighborhoods along the way so it was worth it.

Portland Head Lighthouse

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Timing

I was trying to get this shot with as little people as possible and without any cars driving by. It seemed like once there was a break in traffic someone would walk out of the city hall building or in front of my camera. Then when there were no people a bunch of cars would drive by. After waiting for a while I finally got a break in people and car traffic to get a shot.

This is the city hall building in Portland, Maine.

Timing

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Bug Lighthouse

I had just seen the Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine, which was really cool, and I had to hop on a bus and hurry to see this lighthouse before the cruise ship I was on left. I was expecting one like the Portland Head Lighthouse so when I got the Bug Lighthouse I was a little disappointed. It was so small. I guess that’s why it’s called “bug” lighthouse. Okay, it’s still a lighthouse so that made it cool.

Bug Lighthouse

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Portland, Maine

One of the stops on the East Coast cruise I went on last month was Portland, Maine. I saw 3 lighthouses while there and walked around a lot of the downtown area. The tower in the upper right of the photo is the Portland Observatory, which is the last surviving maritime signal tower in the United States.

Portland Maine

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