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    Picturesque Halfway Rock Lighthouse is found halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small, on a two-acre ledge 10 miles out to sea.

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    Ford Reiche, who has been restoring Halfway Rock Lighthouse to federal historic standards since acquiring it two years ago, motors out to a larger boat while leaving the "Rock." The remote lighthouse gets its name from its location in the middle of Casco Bay, halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small, on a 2-acre ledge 10 miles out to sea.

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    The light station is part of the Nationals Register of Historic Places.

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    A wooden walkway leads to the lighthouse tower.

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    Halfway Rock Lighthouse was constructed in 1871.

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    Reiche has added his own touches, such as this bedroom on the first level of the tower, with beds made from boats he has worn out making his way into the landing.

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    Reiche looks out over Casco Bay from the balcony of Halfway Rock Lighthouse.

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    A small lightkeeper's home is attached to the remote lighthouse.

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    The remote lighthouse gets its name from its location in the middle of Casco Bay, halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small.

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    Reiche, of Cumberland, paid $283,000 for the historic lighthouse.

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    A sound-powered telephone hangs on a wall in the watchroom of Halfway Rock Lighthouse.

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    A long dock leads visitors from the water to the lighthouse.

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    The lighthouse is located on a two-acre ledge.

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