New England Photo of the Day: Portland Observatory

New England Photo of the Day: Portland Observatory

The Portland Observatory was built in 1807 as a way to communicate with ships coming in to the Portland harbor. In some ways, it is the opposite of a lighthouse which is a guide for ships; the Portland Observatory was a guide for those on shore to see the ships. It is the only observatory left of its kind and tourists can still climb its wooden stairs to the top.

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