Maine is a great place to visit, especially for the lighthouse-spotter! But seriously, this one is the Portland Head Light in Port Elizabeth. It is apparently the world’s most photographed lighthouse! Built in 1787, it stands on cliffs by the channel leading into Casco Bay. Its light is so powerful it can be seen 24 miles away. It had better be, as there have been various ship disasters in these treacherous waters, like the Bohemia that hit Alden’s Rock a few miles off the coast and sank, taking the lives of a few dozen people.
Portland Head Light is definitely one of the more obvious sights in Maine that you shouldn’t miss out on. It sits in Fort Williams Park and is just a great way to spend a few hours strolling through the park, visiting the museum and lighthouse and soaking up the history!