Lighthouses and Forts - Two Things I Can't Resist!
Portland, ME is a great spot for scouting out lighthouses and forts. The first one, and the one closest to city-center is Bug Light.
So named because it is "Cute as a Bug." And it is! More detail than I've seen on a lighthouse. The lighthouse was originally at the end of a 2000' breakwater, but the area has been filled in and is now a park.
From the lighthouse we had views of an oil tanker -
And a lobster fisherman.
From there we went a short distance to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. If I thought the breakwater walk to Rockland Breakwater Light was bad, this one was much worse.
Thank God for zoom lenses!
Right next door is Fort Preble, built in 1808 right before the war of 1812.
I loved the rusty cannon ports.
But the queen of the local lighthouses is Portland Head Light. Built in 1791, it is a photographer's paradise.