Lighthouse at Portland Head

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light. Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine, was commissioned by George Washington and dedicated by the Marquis de Lafayette. Portland Head Light was first lit on Jan. 10, 1791; the light is now automated.

The current Keepers’ Quarters building was constructed in 1891 as a two story duplex, and is now home to The Museum at Portland Head Light, which contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays. The lighthouse and the adjacent Fort Williams Park are owned by the town of Cape Elizabeth.

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