the distance of the lighthouse from the shore is 3/4 of a mile, but the walk under the lashing rain, on the narrow sliperry stonewalk and amidst the spooky fog made for an eerie experience.
In the late 19th century, Rockland was a leading port for the export
of lime rock.
Between 1881 and 1899 a granite breakwater, almost a mile long, was built to help protect the harbor.
in the quaint city of Rockland, in Penobscott Bay, Maine, USA