In July of 2003, I visited Maine.  Maine is a land of lobster and lighthouses.  While the seafood tastes very good; the landscape of small towns, lighthouses and rocky shorelines make this state stand out.
This is a view of the Portland Head Light looking north.

Portland Head Light first operated in 1791 under the authorization of President George Washington.  It was the first light completed after the founding of the United States and is one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous use in the country.

 
 
Here is a wider shot of Portland Head Light.

Here is a view of Portland Head Light looking south along the rocky coast.

Here is a view of Bass Harbor Head Light.

Here is a better view of Bass Harbor Head Light from the rocky shoreline.

Here is a view of the lighthouse at Marshall Point near Port Clyde on a foggy day. 

Does this look familiar?  This lighthouse was used in the movie, Forrest Gump.

Here is a view of the lighthouse tender's house from the lighthouse walkway.

Here is a view of the lighthouse looking out of the lighthouse tender's home window.

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 Panoramic view of Marshall Point Lighthouse
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The Quoddy lighthouse is located south of Lubec, Maine and rests on the easternmost point of the United States.

The Quoddy Lighthouse.

Close-up of sign resting against the Quoddy Lighthouse.

Here is a southern view of the Quoddy Lighthouse from the rocky shoreline.

While visiting lighthouses, I also visited Fort Kent in northern Maine.  The fort, that gave the city its name, was built to defend the border from a dispute between the United States and Canada.  A war was averted thanks to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.

   
   
Inside Fort Kent.

   
   
The Saint John River separates Fort Kent, Maine from Canada.

I was in the United States when I took this picture.

   
   
The northern end of US-1.

Southern side of sign.

   
   
The northern end of US-1.

Northern side of sign.

 

   
   
A view of the Maine shoreline.

   
 

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