Long Lost Lens May be Returned to Spring Point Light

The Allied RB-19 idles past Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland on a breezy test day. Photo New England Boating/Tom Richardson
The Allied RB-19 idles past Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland on a breezy test day. Photo New England Boating/Tom Richardson

Portland Press Herald: Lighthouse enthusiasts are buoyed by a federal lawsuit in Michigan that could return a long-lost and valuable piece of maritime history to South Portland.

The coveted object is a 120-year-old Fresnel lens that once was a beacon for mariners coming into Portland Harbor. The 2’-tall, 15”-wide lens was a marvel of modern technology when it was installed at the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in 1897.

Read more about the Fresnel lens that may be returned to the Spring Point Light.