Saturday, November 1, 2014

Theme Day: Landmark

Today, November 1, 2014 is Theme Day across the CityDailyPhoto blog (cdp) worldwide community. This month's theme is Landmark. In our city there are quite a few subjects that would fall into this category. For me though, The Portland Headlight is number 1 on that list. The light station sits at the head of the channel entering Portland Harbor. Under the direction of President George Washington, construction of the lighthouse was started in 1787. It was completed four years later. Situated in Fort Williams Park, it was one of the destinations that our family traveled to on a Saturday night after a quick trip to Stratford Farms for ice cream. Dad would pull over on the way and regale us with stories about pirates and buried treasure in one of the nearby coves.
Were the stories true?
How the heck do I know.
They were entertaining stories.
And I believed them all.

22 comments:

  1. A lighthouse in Maine... the perfect landmark!

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  2. I think good ol' George must have been kept very busy ordering all these important buildings to be built.

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  3. A fine lighthouse. Great with the family trivia.

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  4. Now that is a perfect choice for this theme. Growing up in Quincy Illinois, my dad used to drive us all to the lock and dam after we had our ice cream so we could watch the Mississippi barges threading their way through the dam. No pirate stories though.

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  5. It is gorgeous. And built in President Washington's time, wow!

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  6. it's just beautiful!

    (and, yes, i DO own a lawnmower.)

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  7. You picked a good one! It's absolutely gorgeous and reminds me of my own father, who loved lighthouses.

    p.s. Sorry to disappoint you by not showing the FSU end zone. If you really want to see it though, our amazing football team features it quite a few times each week on TV and we usually #BlameJameis for those 24 consecutive wins :)

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  8. I have heard similar stories of different pirates... Love the beautiful lighthouse!

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  9. A gorgeous lighthouse! Beautiful choice for the theme.

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  10. A fine landmark with an interesting history.

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  11. That screams New England. Love it.

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  12. I like your East Coast LH. Nice shot. It looks well maintained, which hasn't been the fate of many such sites.

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  13. That's a beauty of a lighthouse! And with your story to go with the pic, a great post.

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  14. What does true have to do with it? The location and drama were all that mattered.

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  15. Most of the lighthouse keepers cottages I've been to have been tiny and cramped space, but not for this lucky keeper!

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  16. thanks for all your comments/visits .. your comments do not link to an email so i have not been able to reply .. :(

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  17. The house and the lighthouse side by side make such a beautiful duo.

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  18. I like that lighthouse, but even more, I like all the walking paths & the park around it. We used to fly kites there...had my dad's memorial service there...love that hilly walk overlooking the sea there...

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