Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dyce Head Lighthouse

In Castine, Maine you'll find the Dyce Head Lighthouse. (Some people spell it Dice.) This was the one lighthouse we saw on our quick trip to Maine in August.


The lighthouse is located on a peninsula on the east side of the entrance to Penobscot River. It is positioned on a natural area, and the ground are open to the public. The house is lived in and not open to visitors.



The light first shone on November 5, 1828, but it was decommissioned in 1937 and moved to a nearby skeletal tower. The tower was turned over to Castine in 1956. In 2007 a microburst knocked over the skeleton tower. After that the Coast Guard installed a light in the Dice Head tower, so the Dyce Head Lighthouse again shines.

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    1. I do too. I even have a lighthouse charm bracelet.

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  2. Great photographs, Jackie! I love lighthouses. A couple of years ago, I wrote a short story about a lighthouse keeper. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Jill, I'd love to read your story about the lighthouse keeper! Thanks for stopping by!

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