"Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine" Port Clyde by Geoff_Wright

Port Clyde Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 14 photos

The light at Marshall Point , Port Clyde, Maine has been a constant source of navigational guidance since it was first established in 1832. The picturesque harbour setting, the footbridge out to the light tower, and the charming keepers house, now a museum, are an inspiration to photographers, painters, writers, and even filmmakers.

Marshall Point was even featured, albeit briefly, in the movie Forrest Gump. Do you recall when Forrest ran to the Pacific Ocean, turned around and ran to the Atlantic? In one scene, Tom Hanks runs over the footbridge out to the Marshall Point light tower, then turns around and keeps on going. Apparently, there is a picture of Tom Hanks at Marshall Point in the lighthouse museum.

  • Last visit to Port Clyde: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    A lovely page Geoff, such a lovely place. That was nice for the two daughters to go to the opening ceremony.

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 1:56 AM

    You can't be a sailor and lighthouse keeper at the same time! The Fog Bell info is BRILLIANT.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2003 at 8:09 PM

    Geoff, it looks like you had great weather while you were there! A fantastic page on the delights of coastal Maine - there is just something about the ocean and lighthouses that fascinates me!


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