Portland, ME: The Bug Light

We divided our drive from Virginia to Maine into two segments, spending our night on the road in Portland, where we had a great meal at DiMillo’s on the Water and, the next morning, I got to spend some time photographing the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, the “Bug Light”.  It is not the iconic structure that the Portland Head Lighthouse is, but unlike its nearby sister, the Bug Light is situated in a public park and is accessible at all hours. Besides, I think this structure has a very definite charm and character that many of the classic lighthouses lack.


I arrived shortly before dawn and spent over an hour photographing the light – today’s photograph is the first of three that I will be posting over the next several days. I hope this photograph meets with your approval.  Thanks for stopping by.