The Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth helps guide ships into this treacherous harbor. The breaking waves around the cape look blurry in this shot due to a slightly longer-than-normal exposure time on the Nikon camera used to capture this picture of a lighthouse.
The Portland Head Light is one of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses, and was featured in the U.S. State Quarter program to represent Maine.
Another lighthouse can be seen in the distance, across the bay. This notorious, shallow water has no doubt been the grave of many an early mariner.
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