(I must admit, I have had fleeting thoughts, suggesting maybe stopping blogging and going back to scrapbooking. Time will tell!)
Completed in 1791, the light station is automated, and the tower, beacon, and foghorn are maintained by the United States Coast Guard, while the former lighthouse keepers quarters house is a maritime museum within Fort Williams Park.
Off in the harbor is another operating lighthouse. Many dot the Maine coastline, silently doing their work to alert ships of rocks and dangers under the seas surface.
We arrive late in the day and the park with wonderful picnic grounds is a wonderful place to spend the late afternoon, prepare dinner and hike around the grounds.
While the East is low on National Forests providing free boondocking locations, internet lists have provided lists providing retail options that meet our needs. While I personally enjoy waking up in a forest to the chatter of birds waking up the forest, there is something to be said for starting the morning early obtaining the supplies you need close at hand and then getting an early start off to new destination.