The light tower was built in 1791. The very first light house keepers quarters was built in 1790. Then it was rebuilt in 1816. Then it was built again as a two story building in 1891, which is the building that we see today. In 1989 the light house became automated, in 1990 the Town of Cape Elizabeth leased the property from the United States Congress. Three years later, with help from US Senator George Mitchell, the town was sold the property and received the deed. They now charge to enter the park as way to help pay for its maintenance, this was as of two years ago. However, the US Coast Guard still maintains the fog horn and light tower.
I got the butter, clams, shrimp, scallops, and corn...so where is my lobster