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Eastern Point Lighthouse from the Dog Bar Breakwater

May 20, 2013
Eastern Point Lighthouse as seen from the Gloucester Dog Bar Breakwater

Eastern Point Lighthouse as seen from the Gloucester Dog Bar Breakwater

Three Great Nautical Landmarks!

Eastern Point Lighthouse sits on the eastern tip of Gloucester Harbor — America’s Oldest Seaport — in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This nautical landmark can be viewed from a variety of vantage points. One of my favorite views is from the Dog Bar Breakwater.

The half-mile-long breakwater, along with the Dog Bar Breakwater Light at its western end, protects mariners and their vessels as they enter Gloucester Harbor. Beneath the granite structure lies the dangerous Dog Bar Reef which, prior to the breakwater’s construction, ran many vessels aground.

Built by the Army Corps of Engineers between 1894 and 1905, the breakwater was constructed from 231,756 tons of Cape Ann granite blocks.

Many Reasons to Love This Location

I love this location for a variety of different reasons. It’s a great place to watch the sun rise, to view Eastern Point Lighthouse, to stretch out and catch some rays, and to cast a line and fish. Best of all, come September, it’s the best place in the house to watch and photograph the Gloucester Schooner Festival.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 18 mm, f/4.0, 1/2500 sec.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Inspired and pretty permalink
    May 25, 2013 12:52 am

    A superb photo !

    • LMP permalink*
      May 25, 2013 9:37 am

      Thanks very much Jocelyne!

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