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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spring Point Ledge Light

This lesser known lighthouse located in South Portland Harbor Maine was a fun place to visit. It would have been better if the skies cooperated......but there's nothing we can do about the weather but just take what you get and make the best of it. The clouds won out this time.
Spring Point Ledge Light is located along the Seacoast at Fort Prebble Maine.

"Fort Preble was known as Fort Hancock during the Revolutionary War, and was a temporary fort. In 1808, under the supervision of US President Thomas Jefferson, the construction of Fort Preble began. In contrast to other forts, this fort took a very short time to build; the fort was completed before the War of 1812. Fort Preble was named after Commodore Edward Preble, a heroic man born in Falmouth, Maine, which is today known as Portland. The fort was later enlarged and renovated to fit the needs of the sailors training there. Since then, Fort Preble has been periodically modernized. In 1863, Fort Preble served another purpose other than a sailor training base; it was used as a prison for Confederate sailors after an unsuccessful raid into the Portland Harbor. Fort Preble was manned until 1950. In 1952, the State of Maine gained control of Fort Preble, and turned the place into a Historic Landmark and built the Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) near it. Fort Preble overlooks the Portland Harbor and has a great view of Fort Gorges."
Taken from Maine.Gov website
Here's Kevin, one of the members of my camera club photographing from the top of one of the forts:
A view of the lighthouse from one of the fort windows:

Day 231/Year 2

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