Portland Breakwater and Lighthouse, 1962

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Portland Breakwater and Lighthouse, 1962

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The lighthouse is at the end of Portland Breakwater. It is an eclectic cast-iron design adapted from the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, but combining Greek and Roman details. It was built in 1855 and rebuilt in 1875. It is now known as 'Bug Light.'

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  • Title: Portland Breakwater and Lighthouse, 1962
  • Creator: Historic American Buildings Survey
  • Creation Date: 1962
  • Subject Date: 1962
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 445, Box 1
  • Collection: Historic American Buildings Survey
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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