Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)
South Portland, Maine
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Location: Entrance to Portland Harbor and the Fore River
Coordinates: 43 39 20 N 70 14 06 W
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Private aid to navigation. Owned and managed by City of South Portland. Accessibility: There is free parking near the lighthouse at Bug Light Park in South Portland. The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the grounds are always open.
To reach Bug Light Park, follow Broadway in South Portland to its northern end. When you reach the stop sign in front of the Spring Point Marina, turn left. Turn right onto Madison Street and follow it into Bug Light Park.
Station established: 1855
Present lighthouse built: 1875
Construction material: Cast iron with brick lining
Height of tower: 26 feet
Original optic: Sixth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: 250 mm
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