Monday, October 19, 2015

Lighthouse #2-Owls Head

We drove several miles and then walked a bit of a distance to view Owls Head Lighthouse in Maine. This first picture is from below the lighthouse looking up. We did climb to the top to see the view. Linking in today with Sally for Blue Monday.

And from our Lighthouse Tour at Sea

This from one of the websites about the light house:

Owls Head Light was built in 1825. The short, brick light tower sits atop a steep rise near Rockland Harbor. The keeper's house is down a set of stairs from the light; the house is used by a Coast Guard family. The station is inside Owls Head State Park, which is open to the public. Tales swirl like fog around this famous light. In one story, a lightkeeper's dog saved a distressed mailboat by barking continuously when the fog bell was buried in snow. In another tale, two lovers were trapped in a wrecked schooner during a vicious storm. The lovers were frozen together in an icy embrace; the light keeper rescued and thawed them. The lovers were later married. 

Feel free to click on the link to read more about this wonderfully preserved site. And for those who love to write, be sure to find a picture and write a story for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.

Linda Kay
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