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Amelia Earhart Elementary Your parents have decided it is time for a VACATION! They know you are studying lighthouses in your class and think you should.

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2 Amelia Earhart Elementary

3 Your parents have decided it is time for a VACATION! They know you are studying lighthouses in your class and think you should get to see one! LIGHTHOUSE FOR RENT

4 Your parents want you to choose a lighthouse to stay in for a whole week! LIGHTHOUSE FOR RENT Follow the directions to learn more about three historic Maine lighthouses.

5 LIGHTHOUSE FOR RENT Using your worksheet as a guide, you will learn about the following: 1.Where three historic Maine lighthouses are located. 2.When the lighthouses were built. 3.How tall the lighthouses are. 4.When the lighthouses were automated.

6 Tour Maine Portland Bangor Augusta Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Click on a lighthouse below to find out more information! Click on green words for their definition To return to this page click FINISH

7 West Quoddy Head Lighthouse  Farthest point east that can be driven to in the U.S.  Ocean directly beneath the tower is in another time zone!  First tower built in 1808 during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson  Replaced with current tower and keeper’s house in 1858

8 West Quoddy Head Lighthouse  Automated Automated  Tower Height 49 feet 49 feet  Height of Focal Plane Focal PlaneFocal Plane 83 feet 83 feet  Is the Lighthouse still working? YES YES

9 Tour Maine Portland Bangor Augusta Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Click on a lighthouse below to find out more information! Click on green words for their definition To return to this page click FINISH

10 Pemaquid Point Lighthouse  Built in 1827 at the cost of $2,800  Re-built in 1835 with double walls  Keeper’s Quarters were not built until 1857

11 Pemaquid Pont Lighthouse  Automated Automated  Tower Height 38 feet 38 feet  Height of Focal Plane Focal PlaneFocal Plane 79 feet 79 feet  Is the Lighthouse still working? YES YES

12 Tour Maine Portland Bangor Augusta Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Click on a lighthouse below to find out more information! Click on green words for their definition To return to this page click FINISH

13 Cape Neddick Lighthouse  Maine’s southernmost lighthouse.  Built on a rocky island just off shore.  Because of this, its nickname is “Nubble Light”  It is only accessible by boat although a previous lightkeeper used to transport his child to the mainland for school in a hanging basket! The coastguard thought it was too dangerous and told him to stop.

14 Nubble Light  Built in 1879 and cost $15,000  Automated Automated  Tower Height 41 feet 41 feet  Height of Focal Plane Focal PlaneFocal Plane 88 feet 88 feet  Is the Lighthouse still working? YES YES

15 Tour Maine Portland Bangor Augusta Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Click on a lighthouse below to find out more information! Click on green words for their definition To return to this page click FINISH

16 Automated Because of this, there is no need for lightkeepers to live in or next to lighthouses anymore. Early lighthouses used candles as a source of light. Lighthouse keepers and their families were kept busy keeping the candles lit, cleaning and polishing the lenses and tower windows. Lighthouses that are automated have electricity powered lamps.

17 Focal Plane In order for the lighthouse light to be seen for long distances, lighthouses are built on cliffs or hills. The focal point is the light from the lamp The distance of the lamp above the ocean is known as the focal plane height. 90 feet

18 Where are you going? Which lighthouse do you want to go to for your family vacation? Write about it then draw a picture for your parents! Use a topic sentence to tell the lighthouse you want to visit. Give 3 reasons why you chose that lighthouse. Using MacDraw, draw the lighthouse you chose.

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