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MAINE ATTRACTIONS - LIGHTHOUSES
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Baker Island Bass Harbor Bluehill Bay
Boon Island Browns Head Burnt Island
Cape Elizabeth Cape Neddick Curtis Island
Deer Island / Mark Island Dice Head Doubling Point
Eagle Island Egg Rock Fort Point
Goat Island Goose Rocks Grindle Points
Heron Neck Indian Island Kennebec River Range
Marshall Point Matinicus Rock Monhegan Island
Moose Peak Mt. Desert Rock Owls Head
Pemaquid Point Perkins Island Petit Manan
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Prospect Harbor Ram Island Ram Island Ledge
Rockland Breakwater Rockland Harbor Southwest Seguin Island
Spring Point Ledge Squirrel Point Tenants Harbor
Two Bush Island West Quoddy Whitehead
Cape Elizabeth Light
The site of two lighthouses, the remaining active lighthouse was automated in 1963 and the 1,800- pound Fresnel lens removed in 1994. Visible for 27 nautical miles, the active, functioning east tower is the most powerful on the New England coast at four million-candle powers. The 1878 Victorian keeper's house is now privately owned.

The tower is now under the care of the American Lighthouse Foundation. The assistant Keeper's house was incorporated into a new home. Cape Elizabeth Light was the subject of two Edward Hopper paintings, one of which was reproduced on a 1970 issue postage stamp commemorating Maine's 150th anniversary. Recently a significant addition to the former keeper's house was undertaken.

Directions:
From Portland/South Portland take Route 77 to Cape Elizabeth. Continue about four miles, and then bear left onto Two Lights Road (Two Lights State Park is to the right). Follow Two Lights Road about 1.75 miles to the end where the public may view and photograph the active lighthouse from a small park and rocky beach area. The inactive tower is to the left shortly after turning on to Two Lights Terrace.

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