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Portland Head Light


SDE_SongoftheSea---My photo altered,journaling-Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. In 1787, provided $750 to begin construction of a lighthouse. In 1790, the Government took over the responsibility of all lighthouses, Congress appropriated $1,500 for its completion. The original tower measured 72' from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps.it was first lit January 10, 1791. Construction of the first Keeper' sQuarters began in 1790. A one-story building built to replace the first keeper's house was erected in 1816. It measured 34' x 20' with two rooms, a cellar, and a porch in the rear. By 1864 a 4th-order Fresnel lens and a cast iron staircase were installed.
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Wow, another great lighthouse layout! The pattern of the journaling is so creative and really a feature of the page. I like the way you used the detailed sketch. It is very well done. Love the circular brush and text cluster with the anchor in the middle too. Just wonderful.

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