Two Lights State Park

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Coordinates: 43°33′38″N 70°12′21″W / 43.56056°N 70.20583°W / 43.56056; -70.20583
Two Lights State Park
Maine State Park
Darkening sky at Maine beach.jpg
Two Lights State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Cumberland
Town Cape Elizabeth
Elevation 66 ft (20 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°33′38″N 70°12′21″W / 43.56056°N 70.20583°W / 43.56056; -70.20583 [1]
Area 41 acres (17 ha)
Established 1961
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Maine
Website: Two Lights State Park
Cape Elizabeth Lights with whistle house

Two Lights State Park is a state park located on Cape Elizabeth, Maine, named after the twin Cape Elizabeth Lights.[2] The 41-acre (17 ha) park opened in 1961 and offers views of Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to rocky headlands, the park includes the still-active easternmost Cape Elizabeth Light, the remains of a World War II-era seacoast battery bunker, and a fire control tower.

History[edit]

The park's twin lighthouses were built in 1828. One is still active, the other was decommissioned in 1924 and is now a private home. Edward Hopper made one of the towers the subject of his 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Park facilities include paths and benches along the shore, rest rooms, and a playground. Picnic tables situated on the hills facing the ocean afford visitors views of the ocean.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Two Lights State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Two Lights State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Lighthouse at Two Lights". The Collection Online. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 

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