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Portland Head Light

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Photograph of Portland Head Light taken by Ralph F. Blood shows waves crashing on the rocks around the structure.

Portland Head Light was Maine's first lighthouse. It was commissioned by George Washington and built in 1791.

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  • Title: Portland Head Light
  • Creator: Blood, Ralph F.
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 24
  • Local Code: Photographs--OS--Large--Box 8 ; 2003.500.42
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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