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Portland Head
26-SEP-2012

Portland Head

During the American Civil War, raids on shipping in and out of Portland Harbor became commonplace, and because of the necessity for ships at sea to sight Portland Head Light as soon as possible, the tower was raised twenty feet. The current keepers' house was built in 1891. When Halfway Rock Light was built, Portland Head Light was considered less important and in 1883 the tower was shortened 20 feet and a weaker fourth-order Fresnel lens was added. The former height and second-order Fresnel lens was restored in 1885 following mariners' complaints.

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Don Taylor12-Oct-2012 04:07
This turned out very nice Bill !
Sam Rua05-Oct-2012 03:44
Nicely composed. Doing some traveling I see.
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