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This lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams and built the same year. Due to poor workmanship (salt water was used in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. The second contract for the construction stipulated that only fresh water be used.
By popular vote of Maine residents, the lighthouse was chosen to be featured on the Maine quarter, the 23rd in the 50 State Quarters Program issued by the U.S. Mint. The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
The following photo of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was taken during late Fall of 2011, awash in the glow of the rising sun. Conditions were very cold and windy at the time of the capture, but warmed nicely as the sun rose further into the sky.