Scenic USA - Maine
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Burnt Island Light
|Photo and Feature Article
by Jack Ryan
The crisp white Burnt Island Lighthouse tower, set off by the island's dark background, paints one of the most beautiful harbor scenes in New England. The 30 foot beacon was built in 1821, marking an entrance to Maine's busy fishing harbor of Boothbay. Burnt Island Light was one of the first of many beacons in the area, and was one of the last to be converted from kerosene to electricity. It was also one of the last to loose their loyal lightkeepers to automation.
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