Places — 19 April 2011
Maine Lighthouse – Marshall Point Light – Port Clyde VIDEO
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Winter sunrise recorded at Marshall Point Light Port Clyde, Maine. Claim to fame of Marshall Point Light was it’s appearance in the film “Forrest Gump”, when Forrest reached the easterly most point of his run across America. The light is regarded as a fifth order light, for all the Lighthouse buffs, and its history dates back to 1831. The first lighthouse was built in 1832 from rubblestone, a subsequent tower was built in 1858. The new tower was built on the present site of the lighthouse and is 24′ from base to lens. The lens is 29 1/2 ft above sea level. The first lighthouse utilized 7 lard oil lamps with 14″ reflectors on each, but the 1858 rebuild saw the oil lamps replaced by a fifth order fresnel lens.

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