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Ram Island Ledge Light

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Address: Portland, ME

Lighthouse built in 1905 outside the entrance to Portland Harbor.

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Interesting Light House

We had taken a harbor tour of the many light houses in the Portland area. This one was the most interesting one. It is sitting on a ledge far out from the harbor area. Our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Best seen from Ft. Williams park this lighthouse is an icon off the shore that has stood for many years. Catching this at the right light makes for a wonderful image - a long lens of at least 300MM is recommended - 600 MM is ideal to bring the lighthouse into your frame even better.

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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Though you can't visit this lighthouse, it's still stunning to see it. It's out in the water on a little island. You can get a great view of it while visiting Portland Head Lighthouse/Fort Williams Park.

Thank Colleen C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The Ram Island Ledge Light is accessible only by boat so you may see it if you take one of those lighthouse tours by boat, which I did in 1989 ("The Portland Head Tour"). You can, however, see it from several vista points at Fort Williams Park, where you'll undoubtedly be checking out the Portland Head Light. There is some... More 

Thank John S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had taken a harbor tour of the many light houses in the Portland area. This one was the most interesting one. It is sitting on a ledge far out from the harbor area. Our guide told us some interesting facts about its history and the tough conditions the light house keepers had to endure during the winter months and... More 

Thank ct-cruisers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

You can't actually get to this lighthouse since it's out on an island and privately owned. We were able to view this lighthouse while we were at the Portland Head Light in Fort Williams park. You can actually get some good picures of the Ram Island Light if you have a good zoom on your camera. Don't miss it!

Thank TNharleychick
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Saw this lighthouse from the water. Beautiful and interesting history. It can only be reached by boat.

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Portland, Me
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The joy of this is not only the most spectacular water view of outer Portland Harbor, but that you will be standing on one of the Primo kite flying fields EVER. Fort Williams is the typical vantage point, with its own magnificent lighthouse and museum, acres of fields to run, play, kickball, Frisbee, kite, picnic... It's all here !

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New Lenox, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

My Wife and I were on a Fall Foliage Tour and on our Boat Tour we saw this Lighthouse. I always enjoy seeing Lighthouses.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

Visited all six lighthouses in the Portland, Maine area recently with my family. Took a half day to visit and this one is on pri

2 Thank Anthony M
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

In splendid offshore isolation, since 1905, the 90-foot tall, granite Ram Island Ledge Light has stood sentinel on the outer approach to Portland Harbor in Casco Bay. It is still active today. Not open to the public and hazardous to view ashore on sea-slick and wave-wracked rocks, the only practical way to see it up close and in detail is... More 

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