Travel Photography – Bug Light Lighthouse in Portland Maine

Bug Light Lighthouse popular lighthouse in South Portland
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One of the oldest South Portland lighthouses in Maine is the Bug Light breakwater lighthouse located very close to the community college & the more popular lighthouses in South Portland like the Portland Headlight Lighthouse & the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

Although the original Bug Light breakwater lighthouse was originally built in 1855, it was later reconstructed and finally decommissioned in 1942. It was renovated completely & activated in 2002.

The new lighthouse stands about 26 feet tall & is constructed of concrete and cast iron base. The light is a sixth order Fresnel lens with a focal length of 250mm.

The Bug Light lighthouse stands at the corner of the Bug Light park, a popular recreational area for families and for anglers along the pier. On a sunny day you could spend some time photographing the city line along the pier.

Driving directions: 1 Madison Street, South Portland, ME 04106. This is only for GPS use. The Bug Light park & the Bug Light breakwater lighthouse is at the end of Madison Street.

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