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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The Pemaquid Point Light Station is a historic U.S. lighthouse located in Bristol, Maine, at the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. The tower and Keeper's House were constructed iin 1827. But neither lasted long, perhaps because the builder used salt water to mix his lime mortar. The second contract stipulated that only fresh water be used. The new tower, built by stone mason Joseph Berry from Georgetown, was completed in 1835. A new wood frame Keeper's House was added in 1857. In 2003 Maine citizens voted to use its likeness to represent them on the state quarter. View large on black

 

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Taken on October 22, 2010