Friday, February 13, 2009

Bug Light

It's the 'little lighthouse that could'! Yes, it's a cliche, but I like it! At least once or twice each summer and fall, we visit this park overlooking Portland, Fort Gorges and Peaks Island to feel the warm sun and watch the comings and goings of the harbor, photograph and paint. It's a wonderful place to view the fireworks on the 4th too. For you history buffs, it's located at the former East Yards shipbuilding complex where the Liberty ships were built. Happy Friday the 13th!

5 comments:

  1. I have seen similar lighthouses in Sweden. What type of boat is it in the background?

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  2. I once walked from Eastern Prom to Bug Light. Phew, what a long walk. But what a sense of satisfaction when I climbed those metal steps and walked around the light.

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  3. It's Maine... gotta be a lobster boat.

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  4. Lighthouses and gazebos...you just have to photograph them. Very beautiful shot.

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  5. Marchin O'NeachtainFebruary 17, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    My ex Mother in Law told me that back in the 20's and 30's during artic cold January winters, the bay actually froze solid a couple of winters and the residents of S. Portland walked across the ice to Peaks Island and back during a typical sunday afternoon outing.

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