The Pemaquid Point Light was commissioned by president John Quincy Adams in 1827 to protect sailors in the rough seas around the Maine coast. In the early days of navigation and discovery of the land, lighthouses such as Pemaquid Point were of vital importance to sailors and traders who made their living by moving up and down the coast.
The Pemaquid Point lighthouse was selected by the residents of Maine to represent their state in the U.S. State Quarter program. The Pemaquid Point Light can be seen on the reverse side of Maine quarters, alongside several other items deemed characteristic of Maine.
There is also an image of the Pemaquid Point Light available as a default wallpaper in Microsoft Windows 7.
The Light is located in Bristol, Maine, in Lincoln County.
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