Sunday in Portland, Maine – Day 70

Sunday in Portland, Maine. We got a taxi and went to the LDS Church in Cape Elizabeth, a suburb of Portland across the bay from downtown and in the South Portland area. We met a number of very friendly people, one of whom, Gordon Sprague offered to drive us back to the marina. On the way back Gordon asked if we had seen the Portland Head Lighthouse, commissioned to be built by George Washington. We had not seen it and so he drove us to see it before driving us back to the boat. How very nice of him!

This is the Portland Head Lighthouse, an historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine.

This is the Portland Head Lighthouse, an historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine.

Construction on the Portland Head Lighthouse began in 1787 at the direction of George Washington, and was completed in early 1791. Whale oil lamps were originally used for illumination.

Construction on the Portland Head Lighthouse began in 1787 at the direction of George Washington, and was completed in early 1791. Whale oil lamps were originally used for illumination.

Cari and I will get up early tomorrow and head for Bosun’s Marine in Falmouth on Cape Cod, the place we started this circle route trip 70 days ago. It will be just over 200 miles tomorrow and we would like to stop briefly in Boston if we can. The weather forecast is for some wind, early morning fog and some waves. We’ll talk with you tomorrow evening.


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    • Thank you. We have had more than our share of wonderful experiences, for sure! Boating is truly a wonderful sport and pastime and a great family activity. Have a great summer.

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