Route Maps/Lighthouse Info

MLR Route Maps and Cue Sheets

Typical MLR Color MapColor Map that comes with a Cue Sheet for each of the MLR Rides!

Maine Lighthouse Ride Route Maps and Cue Sheets :

 

LIGHTHOUSE INFORMATION

(from south to north)

Lighthouse

Observed from:

Construction

Height

Comments

Goat Island Light

CapePorpoise

1859

brick

25 ft

First station established 1833.  46 shipwrecks 1865-1920.

Wood Island Light

Prouts Neck and HigginsBeach, Scarborough (5 mi)

1858

granite

71 ft

Pub and distillery on island in 1870’s; German submarine attempted to surrender here in 1940’s.

Cape Elizabeth Light (East)

Two Lights Rd.

CapeElizabeth

1874

cast iron

67 ft

East and west lights used by vessels to align themselves properly in channel to Portland Harbor.  Most powerful light in Maine.

Cape Elizabeth Light (West)

 

Two Lights Rd.

CapeElizabeth

1874

cast iron

67 ft

Inactive since 1924; private property.

Portland Head Light

FortWilliams,

CapeElizabeth

1791

granite w/brick lining

80 ft

Commissioned by George Washington; tower lowered and raised 4 times; inspiration for Longfellow poem; museum inside.

Ram Island Ledge Light

FortWilliams,

CapeElizabeth (1 mi)

1905

granite

72 ft

Ledge is completely covered at high tide, which made construction difficult.  699 4-ton granite blocks quarried in Vinalhaven.

Halfway Rock Light

FortWilliams,

CapeElizabeth (10 mi)

1871

granite/brick

76 ft

Halfway between Cape Elizabeth and CapeSmall.  Visible from high ground at FortWilliams on clear day.

Spring Point Ledge Light

Spring Point Shoreway,

South Portland

1897

brick/cast iron

54 ft

Originally was 300 yd off shore to mark dangerous ledge.  Breakwater built in 1950.

Portland Breakwater Light

(Bug Light)

BugLightPark

South Portland

1875

cast iron w/brick lining

26 ft

Originally at end of ½-mile breakwater.  Land filled in to build Liberty Ships during WW II.

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