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Marshall Point Light
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Marshall Point Lighthouse in Maine. This is really one of the most pleasant Maine lighthouses to visit. It doesn�t have the stark and rocky outcroppings of a Portland Head or Bass Harbor Head, but offers visitors a different feeling of the importance of these structures to the mariners of the time. Wonderful grounds, which are readily accessible to the land-locked traveler with ample parking, offer a calming effect on visitors. Everything has been restored and literally gleams with care. A classic location on the rocky point at the entrance to Port Clyde Harbor. In the early 1800�s Port Clyde was a major Maine port with fishing, shipbuilding, and granite shipping as the main sources of income. The original tower was replaced in the mid 1850�s by this 31-foot brick tower. In 1895 the original keeper's quarters were destroyed and replaced with the current dwelling. Shipping lanes are close to shore at this point and all types of vessels can be seen leaving and entering the port.
August 26th, 2012
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