Casco Bay Lighthouses

Bug Light
Bug Light

I returned to Portland, Maine for Thanksgiving to visit friends. Dave and I took advantage of an overcast day to go to Bug Light Park located across the Fore River from Portland, adjacent to Casco Bay. There we photographed Bug Light,  among other scenes. Although it is no longer active, people love Bug Light and they walk out to take their photos there. Somehow, GPS marine navigation, good as it is, is just not as romantic as lighthouses.

Spring Point Ledge Light
Spring Point Ledge Light

Just a short drive away is Spring Point Ledge Light, located next to Southern Maine Community College. Still active, it’s out at the end of a long breakwater—again, a very popular photo destination.

After getting some good shots we drove to Fort Williams Park on Cape Elizabeth to Portland Head Light. Located at the entrance to Casco Bay and facing the Atlantic, this is one of the brightest lights on the New England Coast. It’s beam casts 24 nautical miles. George Washington ordered its construction in 1787; it went into service on

Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light

January 10, 1791.  Portland Head is the most visited, photographed, painted, lighthouse in New England.

What can I say, one just feels good at the sea and lighthouses.

Author: Stephen Fielding Images

I'm a retired medical sociologist from the University of Rochester. My publishing experience includes a wide variety of academic articles and a book, "The Practice of Uncertainty" (1999). The mission of my blog is to provide accounts of the natural environment, including photos, in order to raise awareness of its fragility and the impact of climate change. Climate change is the greatest challenge currently faced by humanity. I occasionally write about the impact of climate change using the principles of social scientific writing. To do this I read reputable books and articles on the topic. So when I make statements about climate change you will see a link taking you to the scientific source(s) of the information I provide. As for my independently published photobooks, each has gone through several layers of editing and peer review for both readability and accuracy. This is not to say that everything I say is accurate. Even the New York Times makes mistakes. So, if you find something that is factually incorrect, let me know. I hope you find reading my blog a positive experience. If you do, please encourage your family and friends to have a look. Best wishes, -Steve

1 thought on “Casco Bay Lighthouses”

  1. Great photos, nice narrative … and I agree: one DOES feel better by lighthouses and the sea!

    On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Stephen Fielding Images wrote:

    > Stephen Fielding Images posted: ” I returned to Portland, Maine for > Thanksgiving to visit friends. Dave and I took advantage of an overcast day > to go to Bug Light Park located across the Fore River from Portland, > adjacent to Casco Bay. There we photographed Bug Light, among other scene” >

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