4 Apr 2010

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The Pemaquid Point Light Station is a historic lighthouse located in Bristol, Maine, at the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams and built that year.

By popular vote of Maine residents, the lighthouse was chosen to be featured on the Maine quarter, the 23rd in the 50 State Quarters Program issued by the U.S. Mint. Also depicted is a 3-masted schooner intended to resemble the Victory Chimes. Exposed bedrock descends from the lighthouse to the ocean creating a unique, scenic landscape. The geological history of these formations dates back hundreds of millions of years. These imposing structures have made this lighthouse with its setting one of the most photographed on the Maine coast.

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