Have You Seen These Lighthouses?
Test Your Knowledge of Maine's Lighthouses
1. This island lighthouse is the only one that has a walkway the entire length of the island, from the landing to the house. It was recently the beneficiary of a complete refurbishment, and it even has a pool nearby.
Maine: Guess Where from the Air. Pilot and photographer Charles Feil takes photos all over Maine from his homemade gyrocopter, putting even well-known places in a new light. The following photos of four of Maine's 68 lighthouses and the text and clues by Murad Sayen are excerpted from their book
Few structures have such universal appeal as lighthouses. If you ask most of the photographers who record the Maine coast on an ongoing basis, they will almost certainly tell you that lighthouses are their most popular images. They are uniquely iconic, standing on a prominent place, near the edge of the sea. They are sentinels of a dangerous and foreboding place, guiding those who have lost their way to safe harbor and home.
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2. This is perhaps the most pictured lighthouse of all. It was, in fact, on a U.S. postage stamp, where it was incorrectly pictured with 12 instead of its actual 15 red stripes. It is also not quite as old as the lighthouse at Portland Head, but it was built in 1806, and is the easternmost point of the United States.
3. The parking lot at this lighthouse is usually crowded during the warm months. It is also a very popular photographer's subject, and the rocky shore extending beyond it is a wonderful place to climb about, or simply to sit and look out at Monhegan Island and the sea.
- By: Charles Feil