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Episode 4 – Quarter Miles Travel – Maine – Pemaquid Light

 Quarter Miles Travel Maine – Pemaquid Light

Quarter Miles Travel takes you to Maine and the Pemaquid Light.  The Maine state quarter highlights two recognizable landmarks. One is the Pemaquid Point Light, perched atop its rocky cliff. The other is a three-masted schooner, representing not only Maine’s long history of sailing but also its contributions to the timber industry.  Last episode, we shared how you can experience a journey on the last three-masted schooner, the Victory Chimes. Check out our conversation with Captain Kip Files as we explored Maine’s coastal waterways.

On Episode 4 we focus on Pemaquid Point Light. Located in Bristol, Maine.  Originally commissioned in 1826 by President John Quincy Adams it continues guiding ships in today.  In the mid-1800’s Maine was a growing supplier of timber and there was an increasing amount of traffic in the water around the rocky coastline as the country built its port cities. The light house can be seen for fourteen miles standing 48 feet above ground and 79 feet above sea level. 

We visited Pemaquid Park to speak with Craig Elliott from the Fishermen’s Museum. Craig walked us through the fascinating exhibits and artifacts, and shared the history of the lighthouse and its role in developing the community of Bristol. Listen as Craig shares stories, facts and figures about life on the Maine waters and the significant support the lighthouse offered the fishermen and the community.   

For more information visit their website www.visitmaine.com 

And learn more about the community of Bristol and their history working in the fishing industry.

The photos below highlight the many artifacts Craig talks about in this episode.

 

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Pemaquid Light House and living quarters
Pemaquid Light Quarter Miles Travel Maine
The light inside the lighthouse tower at Pemaquid
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Grounds around the lighthouse are beautiful and inviting. Plan to spend a little time exploring the immediate areas around the lighthouse.
Pemaquid Light Quarter Miles Travel Maine
Buoys in various colors and styles are used to identify individual fishermen and their boats.

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