Pemaquid Point Light Aglow poster by Tamara Becker. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse just after sunset near Bristol, Maine.... more
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse just after sunset near Bristol, Maine.
The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by President John Quincy Adams and built that year. Because of poor workmanship (salt water was used in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. The second contract for the construction stipulated that only fresh water be used. Keeper Isaac Dunham oversaw the construction and wrote in a letter to the US Lighthouse Establishment that the agreement was upheld and the work went well.
The original light was an Argand-Lewis parabolic reflector, lit with candles and with a visibility of 2 miles (3.2 km). Augustin Fresnel invented a superior way of focusing light in the early 1850s and most lighthouses in the US were converted to the Fresnel Lens, with Pemaquid Point receiving a fourth order Fresnel in 1856. The lens is one of only six Fresnel lenses still in service in Maine. The keeper's house was built in 1857.
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About Tamara Becker
Tamara Becker is an outdoor nature photographer who enjoys all things in nature. She is the author of the blog Different Isn't Wrong, It's Just Different at differentisntwrongitsjustdifferent.wordpress.com. Several of her images have appeared in galleries for the Friday Fotos series on the Arizona Highways Magazine blog. She had an article published in "Our Iowa" magazine in the Oct/Nov 2016 issue for the column "What I Miss About Iowa". In 2017 her photo "Steam Engine #6" received First Place at the Iowa State Fair in the class "Planes, Trains & Automobiles". She has had multiple images on display at the Iowa State Fair.
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