Said by many to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States, and by some accounts, the world.
One of four remaining lighthouses built by order of President George Washington.
Notable author and Portland resident Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a frequent visitor to the lighthouse in its early days, and it is said that his poem "The Lighthouse" was inspired by his visits to the site.
Though completed in 1790, it was first activated on January 10, 1791.
The structure's height was increased to its present status by 20 feet
in 1864 after the wreck of a British immigrant vessel, creating a visible
difference between the original rubblestone facade and newer portion constructed
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