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Portland Head Light Panoramic Picture - Maine Lighthouse

Portland Head Light Panoramic Picture - Maine Lighthouse

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This panoramic photograph of Portland Head Light was taken by James Blakeway. John Hancock first authorized construction of this 80-foot light in 1784. Delayed by insufficient funds, construction didn't begin until 1790. On January 10, 1791, George Washington appointed its first keeper. Portland Head was Maine 's first lighthouse and marks the state's busiest harbor, boasting historic significance and beauty, which make it possibly the most visited lighthouse in America. Worthy of note, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the celebrated American poet, found the peaceful beauty of the lighthouse well suited to writing poetry, choosing to write here often.
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Portland Head Light - Historic Lighthouse Panoramic Wall Art

Portland Head Light wall decor captures the beauty of one of the oldest lighthouses still in operation in the United States. This historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is owned and completely automated by the U.S. Coast Guard. However, the keepers' house at Fort Williams Park has been converted to a maritime museum. In addition, construction of the buildings was first authorized by John Hancock in 1784, and overseen by first President George Washington. Built of rubblestone, it was one of the first construction efforts undertaken by the federal government.

Wall art of Portland Head Lights feature one of the most important fixtures in the history of the East Coast. In addition, it has importance in maritime security throughout the American Revolutionary War and Civil War. With scenery influential to many, it is worth noting it as the site of inspiration for American artists and writer such as celebrated American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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