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Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

January 7, 2014
Sunrise at Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at sunrise

The Golden Hour of Sunrise

Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse is located in Casco Bay, Maine. Today the structure is privately owned and serves as an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. As you can see, the golden hour of sunrise is a beautiful time to visit.

A Bit of History

The lighthouse’s humble beginnings began as an iron spindle in 1855 to help protect mariners from dangerous underwater ledges. Repeated shipwrecks eventually led the United States Congress to appropriate funds to build a lighthouse.

Completed in 1905, the current granite structure stands 90 feet (including the lantern). The lighthouse gained electricity in 1958, became automated in 1959, and was later converted to solar power in 2001.

On March 14, 1988, Ram Island Ledge Light Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Best Views

Not open to the public, the lighthouse is accessible only by boat. Best views of the lighthouse are from the area around Portland Head Light.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200mm
Exif Data:  1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 200, 12mm, 3-image exposure, HDR Tonemapped

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