Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
After a quick stop in Portland yesterday for fish n chips, I headed south across the Casco Bay Bridge to Cape Elizabeth. I followed the signs for Portland Head Light, which took me to Fort Williams Park. There are three distinct elements of the park: The lighthouse area, the military structures and the Goddard Mansion.
Portland Head Light
One of the earliest American lighthouses and one of the most photographed.
The Goddard Mansion
I'm fascinated by structures, such as this, that have fallen into disrepair. The original owner transferred the property to the military(bad move) when the area became a fort and it was used for married housing. The basement was used as an Officer's Club. I apologize for the inordinate number of pics of the mansion, but, like I said, I was fascinated.