Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lighthouse of the Week, July 30 - August 5, 2017: Hendricks Head, Maine

I've roamed the world for the lighthouses of the week, and found many interesting ones.  This week I decided to fall back on tradition and go to one of the U.S.A.'s lighthouse strongholds, the state of Maine.  But to keep things interesting, I looked for one of the state's lesser known lights.  After a brief search, I settled on Hendricks Head Lighthouse.

Hendricks Head is located near Boothbay Harbor, on the west side of Southport Island (Boothbay Harbor is slightly northeast of Southport Island).

Here's the Lighthouse Friends page:  Hendricks Head Lighthouse

It was built in 1829 for a princely $2,662. The Fresnel lens was installed in 1857.  On of the highlights of its history was that it was shut down for awhile in 1933 and sold, but it was reinstated in 1951 when they got electricity, even though it was still privately owned.  The new owners have completely renovated it, and it looks great.

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