Portland Observatory

Portland Observatory Maine Lighthouses


Stock #: 27698
City: Portland
State: Maine (ME)
County: Cumberland
Publisher: Hugh C. Leighton Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Erected 1807. Portland Observatory. For more than a century has this ancient wooden tower served as a watchtower from which ships at sea are sighted and reported by signal flags to those below on the wharves and in the shipping centers. - Portland's old established wireless telegraphy. It serves its purpose today as it did long before the era of steam vessels. It stands on the brow of Munjoy Hill and is open to visitors. One of the landmarks of the city, picturesque and useful.

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