On a cool, gray, and dreary day in June Gus and I continued our journey along the coastline of Mount Desert Island in Maine. When we came to this lighthouse it was drizzling, so Gus parked the car and waited while I got out to explore. This is about all you can see of the lighthouse from the parking area, so I followed a paved but steep path down to the cliff where the lighthouse stands.
The lighthouse is still owned and occupied by the U.S. Coast Guard and serves as a personal residence. Therefore, one can only walk along the paved path to see the lighthouse. You are not suppose to go up on the lawn or approach the door of the house. I cannot imagine what it must be like to always have tourists walking around outside your door but it must be worth it to live here and always have the sea before you.
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Though it was a gray day, the ocean was calm and still.