Portland Breakwater (Bug Light) Lighthouse - Portland, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 43° 39.146 W 070° 14.054
19T E 400470 N 4834010
Quick Description: This little lighthouse, unique in the US in its design, has become a National Historic Place.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2015 11:26:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMP54T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 8

Long Description:
The passport stamp for this lighthouse is available at the museum near the entrance to Bug Light Park, which now surrounds the Bug Light. The museum, housed in the old Cushing's Point House, is operated by the South Portland Historical Society, which also operates a gift shop in conjunction with the museum. After picking up your stamp you may proceed to the parking lot, then walk out to the breakwater and the Bug Light itself.


Bug Light was erected in 1875 at the end of a 1,990-foot-long breakwater which protected Portland's inner harbor from ocean storms. The area around the breakwater has since been filled in and is now Bug Light Park.

Inspired by the fourth-century Choragic Monument built near the Acropolis in Athens, the unique style of the lighthouse sets it apart from any other lighthouse in the world. It was adopted as the official seal of the City of South Portland in 1940.

The lighthouse is owned by the City of South Portland and has been maintained by the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club since 1989. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
From the sign near the breakwater

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55 Bug Light Park South Portland, ME 04106

Lighthouse Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Please include the following with your submission of a visit:

  1. Photograph of the passport stamp. Over time, passport stamps change, some are dated, and let’s face it, this is the purpose of the waymark.
  2. Area photograph of location. Try to make it from a new angle to show something new. Pictures can include interaction, as that is encouraged, but should be done so with the thought of inspiring further visitation of the area. No GPSr Pictures, unless there is something significant to show about the coordinates.
  3. Short narrative. Tell of your visit, share something new, add new visiting hours or anything that would be nice to know when visiting the location.

Finally, please add a visit if you go to the area and find the passport stamp is missing. Please add details, such as, they expect a new passport stamp and when, or the like. If the passport stamp has moved, please log a visit, and waymark the new location. (Old locations will not be archived. You never know when they might move the passport stamp back to the original waymark. This is where the visits come in handy.)

Please do not add a visit if you go to the location and the passport stamp is inaccessible because the passport stamp has moved to another location or where it is housed is closed. This category is about the passport stamp. You may be able to post a log about a lighthouse and not go inside, but you can not log a passport stamp without gaining the passport stamp.

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