Photo: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse has kept watch over a picturesque stretch of Maine coast since 1835. It was the first Maine lighthouse to become fully automated—the last keeper left in 1934.

Photograph by Joseph Devenney/Getty Images

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