Portland headlight was built in 1791, which was ordered by George Washington, at this time Portland , Maine was owned by Massachusettes. It was built by Jonathen Bryant and John Nichols who was from Portland. George Washington gave these Masons four years to build the Lighthouse, They built the Lighthouse tower 58 feet till the ships could not notich the light from the south, So they raised it twenty more feet. The Keepers house was built in 1891, wich still stands today. Currently the Town of Cape Elizebeth owns the Keepers house, while the lighthouse is owned by the U.S Coast Guard.
“I got to tell you, Maine was pretty good to both of us..”
Kennebec Journal 2012-03-30 20:23:00