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Portland Head

Portland Head

Construction began in 1787 at the directive of George Washington, and was completed on January 10, 1791. Whale oil lamps were originally used for illumination. In 1855, following formation of the Lighthouse Board, a fourth-order Fresnel lens was installed; that lens was replaced by a second-order Fresnel lens, which was replaced later by an aero beacon in 1958. That lens was updated with an DCB-224 aero beacon in 1991.

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Don Taylor12-Oct-2012 04:12
Nice color Bill!
kenindfw07-Oct-2012 03:24
Wonderful colors. Nicely composed.
Cedric Sims07-Oct-2012 02:08
Nice exposure!
Carol E Sandgren05-Oct-2012 03:42
From what I've seen, I think the east coast has more beautiful lighthouses than the west coast. This image proves it!
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