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  • January 31, 2017

    Portland Head Light a Symbol of Maine’s Coastline Heritage

    The tower, beacon, and foghorn are maintained by the United States Coast Guard, while the former lighthouse keepers’ house is a maritime museum within Fort Williams Park. Portland Head Light was dedicated as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineeri  More...

  • September 10, 2016

    Fort Williams Park – Cliff Walk

    The Cliff Walk at Fort Williams Park is an easily followed crushed stone path that winds along the scenic cliffs and historic remains of Fort Williams. A highlight is Portland Head Light located right on the path. From the intersection of ME Route 77 a...

  • September 9, 2016

    Children’s Garden grand opening draws 500 to Fort Williams Park

    About 500 people flocked to Fort Williams Park on Friday for the grand opening of the new Children’s Garden, the latest feature to be developed at the popular recreational area in Cape Elizabeth. Started last spring, the $400,000 landscaping project  More...

  • February 24, 2016

    Heavy snow, strong winds whip through Midwest

    Footprints formed by the visitors to Fort Williams Park mark their path to a scenic vista of Portland Head Light, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Rain and fog made for less-than-ideal conditions for using the coin-operated binoculars.

  • November 19, 2015

    Cape Elizabeth project hopes to recapture military life at Fort Williams – The Forecaster

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although millions of people visit Fort Williams Park each year, few remember what it was like when it was an active military fort. With the help of Cape Elizabeth High School students, former Town Councilor James Rowe is trying t  More...