Posts Tagged ‘maine’

Photo: Maine's Shining Beacon

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
Photo: Courtesy American Cruise Lines

Portland Head Lighthouse

Visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year, the Portland Head Light is one of Maine’s most recognizable landmarks. First lit in January, 1791, the light has helped ships find safe passage in and out of Portland Harbor ever since. During the Civil War, it helped the Union defend its ships against Confederate raiding parties. Today, the Coast Guard maintains a beacon and fog light in the lighthouse.

Visit the Head Light for yourself, see Winslow Homer’s home at Prout’s Neck, and explore Acadia National Park on this year’s popular Art Along the Coast of Maine Tour. Timed just to beat the summer heat, join us August 21-29we’ve saved a space just for you.

Video: Winslow Homer at Prout’s Neck

Friday, May 15th, 2009

In his late 40s, artist Winslow Homer moved to a renovated carriage house 75 feet from the surf in remote Prout’s Neck, Maine. It was here that Homer painted some of his most regarded works—his monumental sea scenes.

Here, conservators describe how they worked in Winslow Homer’s tiny studio after his family left it to the Portland Museum of Art.

Read more about Homer and his way with watercolors in this article from Smithsonian magazine.

See it all for yourself on our Art Along the Coast of Maine tour.