Marshall Point Lighthouse is a spectacular spot to watch artists paint, look for sea glass, watch the sunset in the distance… it’s just the neatest place. Several years ago we stayed in a cottage not too far from the lighthouse, so we would walk there often. It was a good walk and we met some really interesting people.
From Marshall Point.org :
History of Marshall Point Light
The U. S. Lighthouse Service was established in 1789. In the Town of St. George the oldest lighthouse is on Whitehead Island in Penobscot Bay, built in 1804. There are 22 other lights in Penobscot Bay.
The history of the Marshall Point Light Station goes back to 1831, when Samuel Marshall sold 4 acres of land to the U. S. government for $120. Additional acres were added later to extend the site to 6.5 acres. With a 1⁄4 mile shoreline, it is a nature spot enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.
To read more of the history, click HERE… I’m sure most of you know that this lighthouse was in a scene from the movie Forrest Gump!
Catch you back here tomorrow!