Portland Head Light became operational on January 10, 1791, lit by 16 whale oil lamps
This fighter-kite was one of the more elaborate objects in the sky
Here, a more traditional kite sails over the sea
The big guns are long gone, but the abandoned batteries are still a popular place to visit
Until August, walking the paths in and around the park is more popular than swimming. But for about 20 minutes in late August, the ice melts and a few brave souls put to sea.
Ram Island Ledge Light, a mile from Portland Head light, was auctioned off in 2010 for $190,000 to a Windham surgeon. Since 2001, the light has been solar-powered. Landing a boat - the only way to get to the ledge - has been described as "treacherous." The ledge is under water at high tide; the only way to enter the lighthouse is via a 30-foot ladder.
But you can't beat the view!