Spring Point Ledge Light
South Portland, Maine
From Spring Point Ledge you can see Portland Breakwater Light a few
hundred yards north, and Portland Head Light to the south. Built in
1897, the brick tower on iron caisson "spark plug" light had a fifth-order
lens. It originally stood 300yards offshore, but now is at the end of a
breakwater built in 1950.
Spring Point Ledge is still an active light, although its industrial
surroundings make it seem missplaced. The light stands adjacent to
the old Fort Preble and features a small gift shop.