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11.000 x 16.500 inches
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Petit Manan Lighthouse
Drawing - Colored Pencil
The second tallest Maine lighthouse, a granite tower on a tiny island off the Downeast coast. It is a National bird sanctuary; a habitat for nesting seabirds, wading birds, and bald eagles. President James Monroe authorized the building of the lighthouse on Petit Manan Island in 1817. It served to guide shipping traffic toward several bays and harbors in the vicinity, and also to warn mariners of a dangerous bar between the island and Petit Manan Point on the mainland. Petit Manan is considered one of the foggiest spots on the Maine coast, with an average of about 70 foggy days each year. A fog bell and striking mechanism installed in 1855 were replaced by a steam-driven fog whistle in 1869.
April 13th, 2007
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