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“The Light”

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Owner description: Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as it stands guard over Cape Porpoise Harbor.
Silver Spring, Maryland
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490 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“The Light”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Take a canoe, boat or kayak out.
Too far to see from the pier.
Small light that isn't impressive.

Visited June 2012
Thank COTraveller33
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Kittery Point, Maine
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice from a distance”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Can only be seen from a distance so one does not see much.

Thank Charles U
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Cedar Key, Florida
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Weekend We'll Never Forget”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

We were traveling through Maine and the Northeast and spent a weekend with Scott and Karen, the lighthouse Keepers on Goat Island.

We were only here for 2 full days, but in that short time, we experienced almost every type of weather imaginable. From pouring rain and lightning on our night of arrival, to thick fog in the mornings. We had beautiful blue skies during the day, big fluffy clouds roll through and a picture perfect sunset to end the evening.

As two traveling photographers, this was more than one could dream of. To be at a place for only two days and have so many different weather patterns that your photos look like you spent a week there.

Scott took us by boat to one of the fish houses in Cape Porpoise Harbor where we got fresh lobster for lunch and dinner. We had a traditional Maine Lobster Boil on the island where my wife tried Maine Lobster for the first time and fell in love.

That night, full with fresh caught food we watched the stars from the balcony of the lighthouse and listened to the waves crash the rocky shoreline.

We woke to the fog horn and another beautiful day.

I could imagine the life of a Lighthouse Keeper with visitors coming by daily by boat, fisherman dropping off their fresh catch and watching the sea change with each passing tide.

Thanks Scott & Karen for showing us a piece of your life that you live day to day, but we absolutely love!

Visited October 2011
4 Thank everymilesamemory
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A wet, soggy, muddy blast!”
Reviewed 4 April 2010

We were staying across from the lighthouse in these twin mansions built by a shipping captain. We decided to walk across the estuary to the lighthouse when the tide was out. We had so much slipppery, muddy fun! The lighthouse was beautiful but the best part was being within crawling distance from the pub.

2 Thank cflowersDenver
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