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Billy Weeks

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Lighthouse

The Lighthouse State

The coastline of Maine is often called the “The Lighthouse State” because there are 65 lighthouses still standing. Many of the lighthouses are used as historic museums or small inns others still beam light onto the ocean just as they did in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Either way they are an important part of Maine’s history and are significant tourist attractions. On a personal level the lights have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s the history of the keepers or maybe they represent safety. As a young boy I would often watch movies where the sea was angry and the only calm was a beam of light coming from a lighthouse 10 miles away. I can only imagine how many lives have been saved by the lights in Maine.

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse glows red light in Acadia National Park at sunset. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House at sunrise has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Purple Lupine flowers growing in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House reflected has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay, Maine, United States at sunrise. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House at sunrise has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Cuckolds Lighthouse was opened in 1892 at a cost of $25,000. The Cuckolds reaches 59 feet and can be seen up to 13 miles. Now, the Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse is open by appointment to visitors and overnight guests often there is a 2 year wait for the stay. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse glows red light during the blue hour in Acadia National Park at sunset. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Purple Lupine flowers growing in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. (Photo By Billy Weeks)

A ship pulls into Bar Harbor. The image was made from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. (Photo By Billy Weeks)

A small boat boat in Camden, Harbor in Maine. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Lobster traps sit on the back of a boat in Boothbay, Harbor in Maine. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A boat passes the Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay, Maine, United States. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House at sunrise has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House at sunset has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

The Cape Neddick Light is a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

The Pemaquid point Light house was commissioned in 1827 by President John Quincy Adams. The Light is known for the steep cliffs that lead down to the ocean. (Photo By Billy Weeks)