Wooden Tower at Portland Breakwater

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Plan of 1855 Portland Breakwater Light (National Archives)

Click on images to see a larger view. Like many of the early pier lights, the first tower built on the Portland, Maine, breakwater in 1855 was constructed of wood.  It was replaced in 1875 by the current cast iron tower.

Portland Breakwater Light ca. 1859 (USCG photo)

Portland Breakwater Light ca. 1859 (USCG photo)

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