Travel Photography – Bug Light Lighthouse in Portland Maine

Bug Light Lighthouse popular lighthouse in South Portland

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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