The Keepers View of Marshall Point Light – What a view from the Keeper’s cottage of Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde, Maine. This small 20 foot tall brick lighthouse has been guiding boats in and out of the harbor since 1832.
The current Marshall Point lighthouse structure was built in 1857. The keeper’s house, where this photo was shot, was built in 1895 after the old structure was destroyed by lightning. Lighthouses such as Marshall’s Point are often targets for lightning and fire. Big tall buildings, usually built on promontories, they are often the tallest object around when a thunder storm strikes. Most of the lighthouse along the U.S. East Coast have been destroyed and rebuilt at least once.
This Lighthouse appeared in the movie Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks.
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