Photo Gallery Number Four
The Portland Head Lighthouse, on the Atlantic Coast near Portland, Maine. This is Maine's oldest light, built in 1791 under the direction
of George Washington. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote some of his poetry while visiting this site.
Further up the Maine coast, you can see the Bass Harbor Head Light, located on Mt. Desert Island near Acadia National Park. This light was built in 1858.
From Bar Harbor, you can take the ferry over to Nova Scotia. Not too far up the coast of this beautiful province, you will find Peggy's Cove, and the Peggy's Cove light. The light is only 37 feet tall, and was built on this mound of granite in 1914.
In the base of the light, there is a small post office, where you can send mail with the postmark of the Peggy's Cove light. Just off the coast from
this beautiful light is where the Swiss Air disaster took place in the summer
Back down south, in Maryland, you can see this gem of a lighthouse near Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. This is the Thomas Point Shoal Light, and was built 1875. It is one of only three remaining "Screwpile" lighthouses left in the region. This photo was
taken from a great distance and blown up, so unfortunately the quality isn't as good as I'd like.
On the New Jersey coast, you can see the Sandy Hook Light, located on the Sandy Hook Seashore near Gunnison Beach. This is the oldest functioning light in the United States, and is located on a former U.S. military base, which guarded the New York harbour during
World War II.
On the Pacific Coast, south of San Francisco, you can find the Pigeon Point
Lighthouse. The light is located along a long, sandy stretch of beach with
striking rock outcroppings along the way. Next to the light is a Youth Hostel,
which you can stay at for a pleasing night of rest with the sound of the ocean
lulling you to sleep.
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