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Maine Lighthouse Photograph Collection

 

This collection contains lighthouse photographs taken in the state of Maine in the year 2000. The collection includes pictures from Portland Head Lighthouse and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  The photographs include images of the light towers, home of the light-keepers, surrounding buildings and surrounding grounds.  All of the images are my personal photographs and were taken by me (Tiffani E. Nickel) using a Nikon 35mm film camera.

 

Photographs I had seen over the years from family vacations and media images inspired my trip to Maine.  I travelled by car from Nutley, NJ to Freeport, ME.  The landscape progressively softened from cement to wilderness as I travelled north through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, arriving in Maine by evening.  In the daylight, Maine's vast array of foliage danced with autumn colors and the brisk breeze refreshed the lungs with every breath; perfect jacket weather.

 

I saw many lighthouses on my adventure in Maine, but these two were the most spectacular in their main structure and surroundings.  Pemaquid Point had a shorter tower and sat closer to water level than Portland Head.  That allowed me easy access to the water-eroded rocks surrounding the Pemaquid Point structure.  The colors in these images are mostly grays, blues and white.  In contrast, the Portland Head structure and surroundings were bursting with color.  Although the tower was black and white, the roof of the light-keeper's house was a deep shade of red and the grass surrounding the quarters shined a bright green that was reminiscent of a tournament golf course.  A walking trail near the structure provided vibrant fall colors to highlight the structure.  A severe, rocky drop from the structure to the water prevented any descent to capture images of the water-eroded rocks.

 

Enjoy!


Additional Information

 

American Lighthouse Foundation: http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/

 

The University of North Carolina Maine Lighthouse collection: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/me.htm

 

Maine Office of Tourism: http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/sightseeing_tours/lighthouse/

 

New England Lighthouses - A Virtual Guide: http://www.lighthouse.cc/me.html

 

Maine Lighthouse Maps:

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/me.html

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=205618358479249154540.0004589bab77a630b49cc

 

Lighthouse Getaways: http://lighthousegetaway.com/lights/maine.html

 
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