Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine
The last civilian Lighthouse Service Keeper to serve at Portland Head Light was Robert T. Sterling who also wrote one of my favorite books ‘Lighthouses of the Maine Coast and the Men Who Keep Them’. Upon his retirement in 1946 Coast Guard keepers would keep watch. In 1958 the Coast Guard removed the Fresnel lens from the lantern and installed an aerobeacon. The Fresnel lens is now on display in the museum.
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