Portland Breakwater Light

South Portland, Maine

This unusual lighthouse was erected in 1875, modeled after the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates of ancient Athens. The six Corinthian columns originally held up a fourth-order fresnel lens with a red beam.

The water around the breakwater has long been filled in, and the light known affectionately as the Bug Light stands amidst an oil pipeline terminus and an industrial park, its lens removed.