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Bachelder, Peter Dow. Lighthouses of Casco Bay. Portland, Maine: Breakwater Press, 1975.

Boston Globe, October 25, 1903. "War and Lighthouse Keeping."

Cail, Howard. "Portland Lighthouse." New York Times, August 7, 1949.

Caldwell, Bill. Lighthouses of Maine. Portland, Maine: Gannett Books, 1986.

Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society. Cape Elizabeth Past to Present. Cape Elizabeth, ME: Town of Cape Elizabeth, 1991.

Clifford, J. Candace, and Mary Louise Clifford. Maine Lighthouses: Documentation of Their Past. Alexandria, VA: Cypress Communications 2005.

Collections from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Town of Cape Elizabeth, 1965.

D'Entremont, Jeremy. The Lighthouses of Maine. Beverly, Massachusetts: Commonwealth Editions, 2009.

Eastern Argus, November 23, 1871.

Edwards, George Thornton. The Youthful Haunts of Longfellow. Portland, ME: Published by the author, 1907.

Elwell, Edward H. Elwell's Portland and Vicinity. Portland, Maine: Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc., 1975.

Fogg, C. Newhall. "First Light on United States Coast." Lewiston Journal Magazine, October 12-15, 1910.

"For rent: 2-BDRM APT W/VU, TOURISTS, FOGHORN." Boston Globe, August 3, 1995.

Grand Forks Herald, September 18, 1994. "Poll Gives Warning."

Harrison, Timothy. "Recollections and Reflections." Lighthouse Digest, March 1993.

Holland, Francis Ross, Jr. America's Lighthouses: An Illustrated History. New York, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972.

Inter-Ocean, "A Mountain of Water." December 31, 1887.

Jordan, William B. A History of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Bowie, MD: Hertiage Books, Inc., 1987 (facsimile reprint edition). Originally published 1965.

Kennebec Journal, June 3, 1946. "Lighthouse Keeper Retires Painfully."

Kennebec Journal, March 25, 1977. "Portland Head Light Victim of Storm."

Maine Sunday Telegram, August 21, 1949. "Still Top Tourist Beacon."

Mansfield News, December 12, 1927. "Daddy of Light Keepers Recalls Wreck of Schooner Christmas Eve Years Ago."

Mathan, Christiane and William D. Barry. "Portland Head Lighthouse." The Keeper's Log, U.S. Lighthouse Society, summer 1991.

Portland Press Herald, November 1, 1949. "John W. Cameron, Former Keeper of Portland Head Light, Dies."

Portland Press Herald, December 18, 1949. "Annie C. McGuire Wrecked 63 Years Ago."

Rummler, Kathleen G. Portland Head Light: Maine's Oldest Lighthouse. Cape Elizabeth, Maine: The Museum at Portland Head Light, 1997.

Shore Village Museum Newsletter #2-92, October 16, 1992.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Lighthouses of New England. New York, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1973.

Snow, Edward Rowe. The Romance of Casco Bay. New York, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975.

Sterling, Robert Thayer. Lighthouses of the Maine Coast and the Men Who Keep Them. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935.

Strout, John. "A Strout Family Tradition." Lighthouse Digest, May 1997.

Syracuse Herald Journal, August 8, 1989. "Automation Reigns at Lighthouse."

Thompson, Kenneth E., Jr. Portland Head Light and Fort Williams. Portland, Maine: The Thompson Group, 1998.

Thomson, William O. Portland Head Light: A Place in History. Kennebunk, ME: 'Scapes Me, 2004.

Willoughby, Malcolm F. Lighthouses of New England. Boston, Massachusetts: T.O. Metcalf Company, 1929.

Jeremy D'Entremont. Do not reproduce any images or text from this website without permission of the author.

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