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Can you identify this Maine lighthouse?
A favorite landmark of sailors and cruise boat passengers, this lighthouse has been guiding mariners through a narrow passage and into a famous midcoast harbor since 1883. Rising forty feet above the rolling waves, it is connected to a rugged island by a one-hundred-foot wooden walkway. But you needn’t be aboard a boat to catch a glimpse of this brick-and-granite tower and the clapboard-sided keeper’s house with the distinctive red roof. They are easily seen from the point of a slender peninsula half a mile away. Here’s a hint to this lighthouse’s identity: The island to which it is joined takes its name from the males of a certain livestock species once pastured here to control breeding — a practice that must have been fairly common given that twenty other Maine islands are also so named.
If you can identify this Maine lighthouse, send us a note at P.O. Box 679, Camden, ME 04843; whip off an email to email@example.com; or post a comment below. We’ll feature our favorite letter in an upcoming issue — and send the winner a Down East wall calendar.
Photographed by Alan LaVallee