Scenic USA - Maine

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Hendricks Head Light

Hendricks Head Light on the Out-going Tide

Photo by Jack Ryan
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     The Hendricks Head Light-Station, remaining in private hands for nearly 75 years, can be viewed by boat or from West Southport. Hendricks Head Light Reflective ViewThis scenic setting shows off Ben and Luanne Russell's 1991-93 renovations. Taking over the property and its light-station structures from Dr. Wm. Browne, the Russell's picture perfect lighthouse has attracted the attention of the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown and was featured on the series Amazing Vacation Homes.
     Found among Maine's lengthy inventory of lighthouses, the Hendricks Head Light was initially built in 1929, where mariners were led into the Sheepscot River. The late 1800s structures, including a barn, fog bell tower, oil house and second generation lighthouse, are all part of the scenic attraction. Fascinating tales of daring rescues and popular old yarns are also part of the allure. One of the longtime light-keepers, Wolcott Marr, holds the unusual distinction of being born, married and having died here in the same light-station room.


 

 

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