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Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)

South Portland, Maine

based on 1 reviews


Added by Jake Sells

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light) is another great stop on your lighthouse tour in the Greater Portland area! 

Built in 1855, (also known as 'Bug Light') the lighthouse was used as a breakwater to the bustling harbor of Portland during the booming shipbuilding era during the World Wars. 

The small size of the the breakwater eventually led to the lighthouse being decommissioned in 1943, but located in Bug Light Park, much of the history of the shipbuilding era still exists. 

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light) Reviews

I absolutely adored this cute little lighthouse, and would recommend to anyone in the area. It's tiny but still a fun, quick stop. Parking is right next to the lighthouse, and has a lot of places to sit along the path. ADA accessible and dog friendly.

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