Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nubble Light House York Maine

The Cape Neddick Light is a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. Cape Neddick Light Station was dedicated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service and put into use in 1879. It is still in use today.

Plans had been in the works to build a lighthouse on the site since 1837. The tower is lined with brick and sheathed with cast iron. It stands 41 feet (12 m) tall but the light is 88 feet (27 m) above sea level because of the additional height of the steep rocky islet on which it sits. Unusually, the stanchions of the walkway railing around the lantern room are decorated with 4-inch (100 mm) brass replicas of the lighthouse itself.

Lizzie Borden Home

The Lizzie Borden House is where Lizzie Borden and her family lived. It is located on 92 Second Street in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts. I took these photos when I visited it last October 2016 when I was in Boston and drove down to Fall River.

From 1874 to 1892, the house was the property of Andrew Borden, Lizzie’s father, who was a member of Fall River high society. After Lizzie’s trial and acquittal of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe, Lizzie and her sister Emma did not return to the house; instead, Lizzie bought another house located at 7 French Street that she named ‘Maplecroft’. Lizzie lived there until her death on June 1, 1927. The house number of 92 Second Street was changed to 230 in 1896.