Monday, November 2, 2015

Lighthouse #4-Breakwater Light

One of the more unusual lighthouses in Maine is the Breakwater Light at Rockland Harbor.


Here's a short excerpt from the link above. Click on the link for more information on this very interesting and delightful lighthouse. Joining in today with Sally for Blue Monday.


The original plan for a short breakwater changed to two breakwaters, before ending up as a single, 7/8-mile-long, twenty-foot-wide breakwater completed on November 24, 1899. Severe storms that winter, however, showed that the breakwater needed to be taller, and a four-foot-tall cap, which included a forty-three-foot wide pad on its end for a lighthouse, was completed in 1901. Both the total cost of and the amount of stone needed for the breakwater greatly exceeded the 1856 estimates of $156,742 and 94,307 tons of granite. The final tallies were $880,093 and 768,774 tons.

Can you believe it's November? Did you survive the time change? Have a special Monday.

Linda Kay

25 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

they could have used a calculator in 1856

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it is a cool looking lighthouse. Great shots. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A beautiful, solid lighthouse! Great picture, Linda Kay!

The Furry Gnome said...

I checked out the map (I often do when i read about new places). That's quite the breakwater they built! No wonder they need a lighthouse at the end of it!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Linda Kay,

There's something about lighthouses. I love them! Thanks for sharing.

Please consider returning and leaving a comment for me.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Mary said...

Wow...That is such a cool lighthouse! And an interesting story.

Thanks for dropping by Linda!

Jeannie Marie said...

A beautiful photo of a beautiful place! I love lighthouses and this one is especially interesting!

Mike said...

Well well. An actual light-house. I wonder if the neighbors would mind if I put a light on top of my house.

What time change? Go to sleep when it's dark. Get up when it's light. Who cares what time it is.

Pamela Gordon said...

We visited there in September of 2013 and walked out the breakwater to the lighthouse. It's quite a walk and we were fortunate to have a sunny hot day for it. One has to really watch every footstep on those rocks too! It's a beautiful area! I'm glad you got to see it too. Happy November to you!

b.."E"..th said...

gorgeous lighthouse ( ; i did u that video just 4 u, so happy 2 hear u loved it as much as i did (or do) !!! have a blessed day.

Tom said...

What a delightful lighthouse Linda Kay and no lawn to mow!

Revrunner said...

Very quaint, but probably not so much so during a storm. Yikes!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the lighthouse Linda Kay, and I enjoyed its history. No I can't believe it is November already, the time is just going way too fast for me. Have a great week :)

Linda W. said...

What an unusual lighthouse! It looks more house than light. :) Thanks for sharing.

Mage said...

I do like those photos. I wasn't ok time wize all day yesterday but seem better today. :)

William Kendall said...

Very unusual. It's the sudden shift of the sunset being an hour earlier that I find jarring.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat!

The Yum List said...

It really looks like a 'house' with a 'light' rather than a lighthouse ;-)

Nonnie said...

That is a really neat and unusual lighthouse. But for me, it is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Jeanne said...

Hello Linda Kay, We are home from France and after one day we drove to Florida for a Gator football game with two of our daughters. Being very tired from the 6 hour time change was hard but we won the game. We are still in Fl for a week. We had a wonderful month in France to say the least. It s good to be using my computer again. I have many friends to catch up on.

I love this lighthouse but It doesn't seem very tall. I can see why it had to be extending upward. I often wonder about the loneliness of living in a lighthouse. Like you, I am always fascinated by them.

The one hour time change seemed like nothing compared to being in Europe. LOL.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Jeanne

Linda said...

So beautiful, Linda!

Gemma Wiseman said...

That must be one of the most unusual lighthouses I have seen. Like a home with a special viewing tower. An amazing story how this icon evolved.

Rebecca said...

I bet that has taken some beatings in storms.

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, Thanks for this neat post. I do love lighthouses! Have a few on old postcards that I will post one of these days. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Marie C said...

What a wonderful lighthouse! Great post! I can't believe it's November either! :-)

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