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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

Pemaquid Point lighthouse and Milky Way

The historic Maine lighthouse against the gorgeous backdrop of the Milky Way, by Manish Mamtani Photography.

Photo credit: Manish Mamtani

Photo © Manish Mamtani Photography

John Quincy Adams commissioned the Pemaquid Point lighthouse in Bristol, Maine in 1827. The lighthouse was built that same year. Due to poor workmanship (salt water in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. Today, it’s a popular spot for photographers and sightseers.

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