Guiding ships to safety
National Lighthouse Day conveys us to Port Clyde, Maine, where Marshall Point Lighthouse keeps watch over the Atlantic. Lighthouses have since quite a while ago assumed an imperative part in nautical, and for some, they symbolize a less difficult, more sentimental lifestyle. Numerous lighthouses offer visits and some even let visitors remain medium-term, so they can figure out the life of lighthouse guardians who once tended the lights in the days of oil lights.
The original tower was replaced with the present lighthouse in 1857. The lighthouse is a 31-foot (9.4 m) tall white brick tower on a granite foundation. The original lens is at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. The tower was originally lit with a 5th order Fresnel lens. A raised wooden walkway connects the tower to land. The light station was transferred to the town of St. George in 1998 under the Maine Lights Program. The fog signal has been dismantled but the bell remains on display.