This past January, 72 hearty souls convened near Maine’s Cape Elizabeth Twin lights to kick off the 3rd Annual “Lighthouses, Hot Chocolate and You” held by the New England Lighthouse Lovers (NELL), a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF). The previous two outings took the group to the Scituate and Cohasset area of Massachusetts in 2001 and to the Newport, Rhode Island area in early 2002. These trips were designed to give lighthouse lovers an opportunity to visit lighthouses during the quiet winter months when most people are not as likely to get out and visit lights, especially in the cold Northeast.
Led by Jeremy D’Entremont of ALF, who coordinated this tour, those willing to brave the snow first made their way up the hill towards the East tower of the Cape Elizabeth twin lights. Due to the snow, it was not feasible to make the entire way up the rocky hill, however, they did make it 2/3 of the way to the light. The second stop for the group was the Portland Head Light. There they were able to climb the tower and view the museum at the site. The group also toured Portland Breakwater or Bug Light and those brave enough to make the long trip on the breakwater were treated to a tour of the interior of Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland, ME.
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