Bug Light at Bug Light Park in South Portland, Maine - Encircle Photos

Bug Light at Bug Light Park in South Portland, Maine

About a 15 minute drive from downtown Portland’s waterfront is Bug Light Park, located in the city of South Portland. The main attraction of this nine acre park is the Portland Breakwater Light. Locals call the squat, 26 foot high lighthouse the Bug Light. The cone-shaped, cast-iron exterior resembles Greek architecture with six Corinthian columns. This beacon has marked a breakwater at the entry to the Portland Harbor since 1875. The design was created by Thomas U. Walter. This famous architect created the Senate and House Wings plus the central dome at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The masted sailing ship is the Bagheera, first launched in 1924. The windjammer is a sightseeing tour of Casco Bay operated by the Portland Schooner Company.

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Bug Light Park, S Portland Greenbelt Pathway, South Portland, ME 04106

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