Yesterday was Maine Lighthouse Day across the state, where 25 river, ocean and island lighthouses were open for a peek inside. This is Portland Headlight the iconic light that just about symbolizes life on our rugged coast. The 1791 Light and the others sprinkled all over the state are not normally open to the public. Last year over 15,000 guests took advantage of this one day event.
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Sail on!" it says: "sail on, ye stately ships!
And with your floating bridge the ocean span;
Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse.
Be yours to bring man neared unto man.