Bug Light

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bug Light is an 8.78 acre scenic park located on the South Portland side of Portland Harbor. Besides being a beautiful park with great ocean views, it also features a walking path, salt water fishing, boat ramp and is home to Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, also know as Bug Light.

The park also has historical significance.  It is on this location that liberty Ships were built during the World War ll. There is a museum available.

Bug Light was modeled after an ancient 4th century BC Greek monument and is constructed of cast iron.  The cylindrical light has Corinthian columns and Greek roof edge adornments know as palmettes.  The lighthouse is commonly  referred to “the bug” because of its small size.

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Along with my wife and partner Laura, we moved to Maine in 2000, after living in many areas of the United States & Europe, including NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Belgium. We love Portland and are proud to call it home. Our passion is real estate, and we currently own the company Maine Home Connection, providing personalized online home buying & selling services.

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