The Reflection At Pemaquid
Photograph - Epson Lustre Paper
Pines, rock, and ocean are the classic location for a lighthouse such as Pemaquid Point. John Quincy Adams commissioned the original light and dwellings in 1827. The rock outcroppings offer visitors a chance to sit and watch the ocean and dream about the hard life the keepers endured to protect the early mariners from desolate outcroppings such as this. High tides leave pockets of water from which reflections can be seen.
An interesting aspect of the conical tower was the way they capped it just below the light room. A large circular slab of soapstone was laid on top of the tower and a large hole was cut in the center to allow access to the light itself. The original tower had problems and had to be rebuilt in 1835 and is the one we see today.
April 5th, 2011
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