Here I’m once again on the train, another one day trip from Boston, this time I got a train headed to Portland , the principal city of the Maine state.
I was interested to visit some lighthouses but I got lost and walked for miles before find my way out.
Anyway was a good day with no rain and a good light. I’m pleased with several of the photos I have done in Portland.
The construction of Portland Lighthouse began in 1787 at the directive of George Washington, and was completed on January 10, 1791.
Whale oil lamps were originally used for illumination. In 1855 a fourth-order Fresnel lens was installed; that was replaced by a second-order Fresnel lens in 1864. That lens was replaced with an DCB-224 aerobeacon in 1958.
The old tower, built of rubble stone, still stands as one of the four colonial lighthouses that have never been rebuilt.
After my visit, luckily, a couple of old ladies gave me a ride back to Portland in time to get my train back to Boston, just great.
- the images have been realized using a digital SLR Canon 450D, wait to load completely the page before click on the photos, be aware that it can take several seconds -
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