Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Portland Head Light
In observance of Greater Portland's 350th anniversary, we rededicate this unique landmark to the aspirations and achievements of those who came before us and to present and future generations who will continue its proud heritage.
Vice President of the United States
Location. 43° 37.382′ N, 70° 12.513′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fort Williams Park. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Williams (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Town Within A Town (about 400 feet away); CCC Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Battery Blair (about 700 feet away); Looking South (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
1. The bell structure on side of building
I use to be a assistant lighthousekeeper there at Portland head from 1980-1983 and lived there with my family, I was in US Coast Guard. My comment is, We use to take care of all the structures around there all the time, when the light tower was falling apart, we would put new plaster on it, and we also always kept the bell structure up and planted flowers around it to look always excellent for the tourist to enjoy viewing when they visited every day. I was really disgusted on how the town has let this bell structure fall away like it has, from looking at that picture that's on this site, I find it disgusting that they would show the deterioration on this national landmark. I think someone needs to get in there and restore it to its normal state of beauty the way it was, re-patch it and repaint it. I am sure the town of Cape Elizabeth can afford that. I have a picture of me standing next to that bell tower in 1982 with the Captain of the Coast Guard base and the Admiral of the First Coast Guard District. Anyway if you want me to send that picture of the bell tower the way it looked when I was there, I will be glad to, that's the way it should always look. Like I said, I still can't believe the management there would let it get to the deteriorated state it is now, and let the public see it. Marion Danna USCG-Ret.
Categories. • Government • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then. Last updated on April 20, 2011, by Marion Danna of Groves, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 9. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.