“Maine Lighthouse Tour with Jim Walker”

  • 24 Sep 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 40 Madison St. South Portland, ME 04106
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PPANE's Workshop Series

PPA Continuing Education Event

“Maine Lighthouse Tour with Jim Walker”    

September 24, 2017
10 AM till 5 PM


Explore some of Maine's most charming lighthouses!

Join Jim as he begins the tour at Breakwater Lighthouse affectionately known as "Bug Light".  Experience this charming Victorian treasure close up to enjoy it's filagree detail and style.  Visit the Liberty Ship memorial at the same location memorializing the 274 ships built on the site during World War II.


Casually ramble to your second lighthouse location at Spring Point Ledge; the only caisson style lighthouse accessible by foot in the United States.  


Finish off your afternoon in Maine touring the majestic Portland Head Light the most photographed lighthouse in the entire country.  In 1776 part of the area surrounding the lighthouse was used as a lookout for Massachusetts militia to warn of approaching British ships.


Construction on the light began in 1787 with a $750 budget to build the light. The original structure was 72' high and required 16 whale oil lamps to light when finally completed in 1791.  

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