Portland Head is the location of the iconic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, ME. In the War for Independence it was used as a look-out for oncoming British ships. Funded by Massachusetts and Federal governments, the 72ft lightouse was first lit in 1791 and the keeper's house was contracted to be constructed by John Hancock. Today the light and fog-horn is managed by the United States Coast Guard and the remainder of the property is maintained by the Town of Cape Elizabeth.

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Grade-A Top Level Domain, sought after .com suffix, and well-known term. Portland Head holds much for visitors to do, visit the lighthouse, Fort Williams Park, Battery Keyes, Goddard Mansion, Battery Cove, Ship Cove beach, Children's Garden, sweeping views of Casco Bay, Historic Museum and Gift shop.