Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

by Steven Seidell August. 24, 2021 101 views

Spring Point Ledge lighthouse was built to warn mariners of a dangerous ledge that extended into the main shipping channel in Portland Harbor. The ledge, jutting out from the shoreline at Fort Preble in South Portland, was the scene of many shipwrecks and groundings. The lighthouse was completed in 1897 and in 1951 the Corps of Engineers completed construction of a 50,000-ton granite breakwater atop the Spring Point Ledge that connected the lighthouse with the shore at Fort Preble.

South Portland, Maine

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