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.