Built in 1897 after several vessels ran aground, Spring Point Ledge Light is a sparkplug lighthouse that marks a dangerous obstruction on the east side of the main shipping channel into Portland Harbor.
The lighthouse featured a fog bell that sounded twice ever 12 seconds, and a lantern fitted with a fifth order Fresnel lens. In 1951, a 900-foot breakwater made from 50,000 short tons of granite was constructed in order to connect the lighthouse to the mainland. The US Coast Guard automated the lighthouse in May of 1960. Spring Point Lighthouse was listed on the National Historic Register in 1988.
This lighthouse keepsake is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can sit it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own little Village! Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!