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Pemaquid Point Light Station
27-SEP-2012

Pemaquid Point Light Station

The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams and built that year. Due to poor workmanship (salt water was used in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. The second contract for the construction stipulated that only fresh water be used. Keeper Isaac Dunham oversaw the construction and wrote in a letter to the US Lighthouse Establishment that the agreement was upheld and the work went well.

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Sandi Whitteker05-Oct-2012 16:15
I remember this one very well. Nice capture. Like the cute couple enjoying the view too.
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