The Portland Head Lighthouse and Museum is located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine just outside of Portland, Maine. It is a big area to explore with not only the lighthouse but as it is in Fort Williams Park, there are the old bits of the fort there to explore as well. It is also the oldest lighthouse in Maine completed in 1791; read more about it here.
On the day we visited we were trying to stay ahead of the fog and almost made it…almost. But in all honesty, while a beautiful blue sky sunny day would’ve made for some great shots, the fog coming in added atmosphere to my captures. After all, usually when thinking about a lighthouse the images that come to mind are ones that include fog, rocky shores with crashing waves, a flashing light and the sounding horn.
That mound of rock to the right of the lighthouse is where the memorial plaque to the Annie C. Maguire shipwreck is.