Built during the first term of President George Washington from funds disbursed by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Portland Head Light was the first lighthouse to be lighted by the federal government and received Washington's personal attention. He ordered that it be constructed of rubblestone taken from the fields and shores of Cape Elizabeth and stated that the stone could be "handled nicely when hauled by oxen on a drag." Although altered in height, it has never been rebuilt. It attracts more than 60,000 visitors a year and is perhaps the best known and most photographed lighthouse on the northeast coast.
Portland Head Lighthouse - Southeast Elevation - White -  Framed & Mounted Print
Portland Head Lighthouse - Southeast Elevation - White - Framed & Mounted Print
from $150.00
Portland Head Lighthouse - Southeast Elevation - White -  Etching Paper Print
Portland Head Lighthouse - Southeast Elevation - White - Etching Paper Print
from $60.00