Friday, June 29, 2012

Two Lights

Cape Elizabeth Two Lights and the privately owned keeper's house.
 The area of Cape Elizabeth is known as Two Lights. Originally in 1828, there were two stone tower lights in operation about 300 yards apart. In 1924, the government decided to convert all twin-light stations to single towers. The Two Lights western tower was decommissioned. Today, the Cape Elizabeth tower shines the most powerful light in Maine...visible for 27 miles. The keeper's house is privately owned and the lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. The western tower sits in someone elses's yard.
This view is from the end of Two Lights Road.

This is the coast at Two Lights...the coast is lined with metamorphic rock....very interesting. It looks like some kind of petrified trees.

Just down the road is Two Lights state park. It  has a beautiful view of the ocean and coast. There were lots of picnic tables, hiking trails, and benches for public use.

There is one cat bird in the photo...I just liked the picture!

We had a great time. We went with our friends Mary Ellen and Jim Chambers. They are from Kitchner, Ontario. We met them in May 2011 and have kept in touch over the past year. It was a great time with great friends.

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