I saw the lighthouse in these photos while on a cross country skiing weekend in Cape Elizabeth two winters ago. I recall that someone was unloading band gear and dressy clothes on hangers, preparing for some kind of nice event with the lighthouse as background scenery. Wedding? Anniversary?
Check the Open Lighthouse Day website for details on how to visit keeper's houses and light towers on guided or self-guided tours. Most of the lights will be open to visitors from 9 am to 3 pm.
Several of the lighthouses are only accessible by boat. This gives solo travelers an opportunity to eavesdrop on conversations and possibly meet other people gathered together for the same maritime excursion.
Photos: Ellen Perlman
Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.